Building rating systems: a comparative analysis

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 · available on-demand

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67 minutes

This presentation explores several well-known building certification programs including LEED®, Green Globes and ENERGY STAR®.

Examine the key components and certification procedures of popular rating systems for residential and commercial buildings. Are all building rating systems the same? Which program is best for addressing a given client's requirements? Join us for answers to these questions and more.

As a result of this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of building rating systems
  • Compare the key components and certification procedures of LEED, Green Globes and ENERGY STAR
  • Identify the appropriate building rating system for a given project
  • Cite the sources used for building rating system standards

Benefits of attending:

  • Gain a solid understanding of several building rating systems
  • Analyze the source content of the rating systems standards
  • Determine which rating system is best for your clients

Who should view this webinar?

Engineers, architects, builders, contractors, developers and anyone interested in green building rating systems.


  1. Why were building rating systems created?
  2. Global building rating systems
  3. Nationally recognized building rating systems
  4. Source standards
  5. LEED
  6. Green Globes
  8. Summary
  9. Last half hour reserved for live Q&A