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LEED certification recommended for all GSA buildings

May 3, 2013
KEYWORDS GSA / LEED / USGBC
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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification has been recommended as the best measure for building efficiency for all GSA buildings. The recommendation was made to the General Services Administration by GSA’s Green Building Advisory Committee.

The committee also said that LEED should be the primary way to show how agency buildings use energy and water, and that LEED standards are the most conducive to meet the Energy Independence and Security Act.

“GSA has been a leader in energy and sustainability and we are thrilled to see the leaders in the public and private sectors continue to recommend LEED as the best choice for GSA to maintain its leadership status while improving sustainability, reducing energy, and saving money for its buildings,” said Roger Platt, senior vice president of global policy and law for the United States Green Breen Building Council. “Consensus-based and market-driven, LEED has been and continues to be invaluable to thousands of building professionals and remains the best option for the GSA and any governmental agency looking to save taxpayer dollars and increase energy efficiency.”

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