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By Robert Nieminen and Jamie Nicpon

One of the most common criticisms of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating System is that there is often a disconnect between the projected energy savings and performance of a building in the design and modeling phase versus how it actually performs in its daily operations. If the mechanical systems (such as HVAC, lighting and shading controls, etc.) are not properly calibrated and maintained, or the occupants don't use the space as intended, or there are unanticipated energy usage patterns that were unaccounted for during modeling, then the end result will be …

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USGBC Announces 1 Billion Square Feet of LEED Certified Projects Worldwide
This month, the total footprint of commercial projects certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Rating System surpassed 1 billion square feet. Another 6 billion square feet of projects are registered and currently working toward LEED certification around the world.
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