GSA Upgrades Green Construction Standards

Law360, New York (October 29, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. General Services Administration has stepped up its green design requirements for the federal buildings and major renovations it oversees in an effort to increase sustainability and energy efficiency.

The GSA on Thursday announced it was stipulating that those projects earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification as a minimum, an upgrade above its previous requirement of LEED Silver certification.

LEED uses a rating system to certify high-performance green buildings. The program was established by the U.S. Green Building Council, which continues to...
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