TAG: Green Globes

Sustainability standards faceoff

March 12, 2015By

We compare and contrast how the LEED and Green Globes rating systems for green buildings allocate points for irrigation and water efficiency. With the General Services Administration recognizing both the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) and Green Globes programs as credible standards for green buildings, we examine the similarities and differences between the rating systems in terms of... read more

IA weighs in on Green Globes vs LEED v4

April 3, 2014By

The Irrigation Association (IA) expounded on the contrasts and benefits of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design v4 (LEED) rating program and the Green Building Initiative‘s Green Globes rating program, both of which the U.S. General Services Administration approves as standards for green buildings. The IA’s analysis is as follows. Like LEED, Green Globes rates the sustainability... read more