New study says LEED may not be that green after all

New study says LEED may not be that green after all

In ArchDaily, we have been featuring some really great projects with LEED certification, like the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Renzo Piano’s California Academy of Sciences, AMD’s Lone Star Campus, and the City Center of Las Vegas. More recently, we had an excellent discussion on an article featuring an interview of the Chicago Tribune with Frank Gehry, where he basically dismissed LEED and its efforts to make our built environment more eco-friendly.

Now we may continue with the discussion, after a new study released by Environment and Human Health, Inc. says that the voluntary rating system falsely presents its projects as bastions of health and safety, when it actually allows for all sorts of harmful stuff, whether pesticides in tap water or formaldehyde-laden particleboard.

You can read the complete article at Fast Company and of course, share your opinion with us.

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "New study says LEED may not be that green after all" 06 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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