A new research paper argues that that most office workers do not experience a higher level of workplace satisfaction on account of working in LEED-certified buildings, regardless of the building and office layout, amount of time spent in the office, and other factors.
USGBC has announced that it will not open the LEED 2012 ballot until August 15, giving the industry more time to fully understand the changes that are being proposed to the LEED program.
With LEED 2012 expected to be released this coming November at the annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo in San Francisco, gbNYC intends to offer periodic updates, insights and announcements, and, of course, review what will be included in the much anticipated continued evolution of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building rating system.
The success of leasing efforts at One World Trade Center, Five World Trade Center, and 51 Astor Place will likely have little to do with their LEED labels and green attributes.
270 Park Avenue – the headquarters of JPMorgan Chase, between East 47th and 48th Streets in Midtown – recently became the largest renovation project to date to earn a LEED Platinum rating from USGBC.
Henry Gifford’s lawsuit against the USGBC may have been dismissed by the Southern District of New York last week but we’re still talking about it – and what could happen next – here at gbNYC.
A recent article published by the Boston Society of Architects points to Gifford et al. v. USGBC and asks whether it is time to “revisit” the “assumption” that a private regulatory body is best suited to supervise local green building policy.
Or, “Today in ridiculous things that have actually been written in major newspapers fairly recently.”
The Empire State Building doesn’t need a LEED plaque to be recognized. But, in an unexpected reversal, the newly retrofitted icon has decided to pursue one anyway.
With Henry Gifford’s lawsuit against USGBC as an early 2011 backdrop to the local green building scene, New York City buildings of various sizes and uses are simultaneously earning and not pursuing formal LEED certification.