11 Aug '11, 3pm

Why @pepsico uses LEED to invest in its employees and communities in @ELDaily

Some critics have charged that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED program does not deliver on the energy and water savings claimed by the recipients of certification. While in some cases there may be some truth that the energy and water savings practices incorporated into a LEED Silver or Gold facility would be implemented in any case, adhering to the guidelines can often have benefits that go well beyond just the environment. It is our experience that several categories on the LEED project checklist provide equal or greater value than environmental impact alone, especially when they are applied in emerging markets. For this reason, LEED should be considered for its stakeholder benefits, as well as its operational outcomes.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/08/11/beyond-ener...

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