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Green Globes

The Green Globes is an interactive rating system developed by the Green Building Institute. After completing an online checklist, if you score 35% or higher (out of 1000 points), you can get a third-party assessment in order to receive certification. It is used for new and existing construction and, from what I can tell, is mainly a commercial rating system. It rates buildings in several different areas including: Energy, Indoor Environment, Site, Water, Resources, Emissions, and Project/Environmental Management. My question is…is this legit? If so, how is it different from LEED and which rating system would be appropriate in what situation?

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