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In Defence of LEED: Stop Bashing the Bike Racks!

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Image Credit: Steven Vance LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, so Henry Gifford (who is suing the USGBC ) and others feel free to complain that it doesn't save enough energy. That's fine, but every time they do complain, they bring up the bike racks; it has become the standard bash. An example: Joseph Lstiburek of Building Science Corp 's comments to an Oklahoma newspaper : The problem? LEED gives "green" points for construction factors and building features that have more to do with "feel good" aesthetics than energy conservation. "A bike rack? You get a green point for a bike rack?" he said incredulously, pointing out that as important as that might be to some people, it has nothing to do with building performance. While I respect Joseph Lstiburek, I think he is dead wrong on this one. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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