ArchiWEB Explorer: Sustainable building

LEED: One Global Standard for a Global Economy

As the barriers to international use of LEED come down, LEED has become the preferred green building standard of the global economy.

New York’s So-Called Greenest Skyscraper Actually Found to Be an Energy Hog

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It looks like all that glitters is not LEED Gold (or LEED Platinum in the case of 1 Bryant Park). The NYC skyscraper has been called the greenest in the city but according to a report by The New Republic, the building actually consumes an enormous amount of power that does not coincide with its eco-friendly rep.