This study seeks to examine the energy saving claims associated with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification system. Recently conducted research has assessed that LEED-certified buildings consume between 18-39% less energy per floor area as compared to other regular buildings……….
From the outset, the author asserts that there has been little effort made in the direction of gathering and analyzing energy consumption data in the context of LEED certification program, to warrant its credibility as an energy………..
The author of this study has conducted analysis of the figures contained in the NBI study and found the energy savings reported by previous researchers to be almost half of what was previously assessed. He found………….
On the basis of his own study, the author arrives at the conclusion that there is no statistical difference in terms of the total energy consumed by LEED-certified buildings and other conventional buildings……….