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LEED, Energy Star and rah, rah, rah...

Here's a look at the confusing, perhaps almost meaningless, array of labels and tax credit inducement that now go into American buildings. Now somebody has the effrontery to suggest that actual energy use be monitored?
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Written by Harry Fuller, Contributor on

Here's a look at the confusing, perhaps almost meaningless, array of labels and tax credit inducement that now go into American buildings. Now somebody has the effrontery to suggest that actual energy use be monitored? And the water use? You can conserve water and not energy or vice verse. Didn't we already know that? Now we're going to use facts not faith in the architect to measure a building's greenness?

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