GSA Committee Recommends LEED as Measure

Washington, DC, May 6, 2013 -- The Green Building Advisory Committee established by the General Services Administration has officially recommended that the LEED green building certification system be used for all GSA buildings as the best measure of building efficiency.

The committee also said that LEED should be the primary way to show how agency buildings use energy and water and that LEED standards are the most conducive to meet the Energy Independence and Security Act.
The Green Building Advisory Committee said it has evaluated more than 160 tools and systems since it began in 2011 and found that only three of them addressed entire building systems.