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Only LEED Meets Its Needs, Says GSA


Vol. 11, No. 7). Congress asked GSA earlier in 2006 to report on “progress and next steps toward recognition of other credible sustainable building rating systems within the GSA sustainable buildings procurement process.” Given changes in the marketplace since GSA chose to use LEED, Congress was essentially asking GSA to update its standards. A report released in September 2006, however, from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on behalf of GSA, screens nearly 100 rating systems, looks in depth at five, and supports GSA’s current stance, saying LEED “continues to be the most appropriate and credible” system available.

Published October 27, 2006

Roberts, T. (2006, October 27). Only LEED Meets Its Needs, Says GSA. Retrieved from