The LEED Debate
LEED Certification: Do LEED-Certified Green Buildings Protect Human Health?

LEED Certification: Where Energy Efficiency Collides with Human Health
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The LEED program — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — is playing an increasingly important role in the drive to make buildings in the United States greener and more energy efficient.

LEED certification has emerged as the green standard of approval for new buildings in the United States. But the criteria used for determining the ratings largely ignore factors relating to human health, particularly the use of potentially toxic building materials.

Yale Environment 360: LEED Building Standards Fail to Protect Human Health
By EHHI Board Member John Wargo, Ph.D.