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Old 03-04-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default DCís green-approved buildings using more energy

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Report: DCís green-approved buildings using more energy

Washington, D.C. may have the highest number of certified green buildings in the country, but research by Environmental Policy Alliance suggests it might not be doing much good.

The free-market group analyzed the first round of energy usage data released by city officials Friday and found that large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didnít receive this green stamp of approval.

LEED is the brainchild of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private environmental group.

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In its own report released with the data, even the cityís Department of Environment acknowledged the concerns raised by the ďdependence on a third-party organization, over which the government has no oversight, to set the Districtís green building standards.Ē But while it understands the risks, the D.C. government continues to mandate the ratings for public buildings ó and get cash from the program.

The city has collected $5.2 million in permit fees from the program since 2010.
http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/02/re...g-more-energy/
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