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What Owners Need to Know About ... Green-Building Rating Systems

With so many choices, it is important for facility owners to have at least a nodding familiarity with the various building rating systems.

In a recent survey of 312 executives with organizations that own or rent space or design or construct buildings,1 62 percent said their organizations would be “extremely” or “very likely” to seek LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification if they were constructing or renovating a building, up from 48 percent two years earlier. Interestingly, however, the number of respondents reporting they would be “very likely” to seek an alternative to LEED cer

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