The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) newest iteration of its LEED for Existing Building rating system — officially titled LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB:O&M) — offers many tools to help facility executives avoid greenwash. USGBC touts LEED-EB:O&M as a blueprint for a holistic green facility management plan.
Joe Havey, senior vice president of U.S. corporate real estate for Lehman Brothers, offers some tips for getting the most out of LEED-EB:O&M:
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Developing Internal Criteria for Green Products
Planning Green: LEED Strategies for Existing Buildings
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