Introducing Comparative Analysis to the LEED System: A Case for Rational and Regional Application

David Eijadi, Prasad Vaidya, James Reinertsen, Satish Kumar| 2002 


The LEED system awards points for prescriptive and performance based environmental strategies; rightly giving more weight to decisions affecting building operations, since environmental impacts over the life of a building exceed the one-time environmental impacts affected by the building’s construction. The environmental benefits of LEED strategies are considered implicit and the point system is not a metric of environmental performance.