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Building Rating and Certification in the US Building Community

This 2009 white paper from the National Institute of Building Sciences focuses on the environmental aspects of modern architecture.

Interviewing the top groups in the field, including the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The awarding of LEED certificates from the US Green Building Council has become popular in recent years and conservation should be encouraged, but not if buildings are being given status they do not deserve. The study looks into how standards can be improved, implemented and enforced to ensure buildings get the correct certification.

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