Green building, USGBC and LEED were featured in a two-part story on NPR’s All Things Considered this past Tuesday and Wednesday (September 7 & 8).

The first part of the story, Green Building: A Real Estate Revolution?, features the University of Michigan’s commitment to LEED certification. After running the numbers, they found that the “intangibles” of LEED certification are worth it – certification sends an important message to prospective students, faculty and staff about the university’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

The second part of the story, Critics Say LEED Program Doesn’t Fulfill Promises, addresses some of the recent critiques of the LEED Green Building Rating System. Stoddard Elementary School in Washington D.C. is featured in the story along with Rick Fedrizzi,  the founder & CEO of USGBC.

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