A Better Way to Rate Green Buildings.

Web Abstract: 
Describes flawed procedures in how the energy use of LEED-certified is reported and that while LEED-certified buildings typically appear at first to be designed for energy efficiency, the typically do not deliver expected savings. Flawed design and installation of solar panels are critiqued as well. Buildings earning LEED ratings based on design, but not built or operated correctly are addressed, and the difficulty of getting building owners to divulge actually energy use after occupancy is cited. The author recommends rating buildings in the second full year after they are occupied rather than on design and predicted. Includes 49 references.
Author: 
Gifford, Henry
Media Type: 
Text
Publication Date: 
12/31/2008
Page Numbers: 
12