After construction, LEED certification pays for itself

"After construction, LEED certification pays for itself"
By Claude Solnik, Long Island Business News, September 4, 2008

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) was created by the US Green Building Council to set construction standards for sustainable ecological and health priorities in building. LEED designations cover a range of designations: certified, silver, gold, and platinum.

Jonee Kulman Brigham (Center for Sustainable Building Research) is used as a source for the article, saying she sees LEED as a "flawed but beneficial force." "It's a net good, she told Solnik. "It has succeeded in part in transforming the market. It's created a common language and demand for green buildings. By translating into points and medals and a standard, it made it more accessible to people who didn't understand green."