Rival green building codes sign global alliance

BREEAM, LEED, and Green Star draw up a unified approach for measuring buildings' environmental impacts.


The leading green building labeling schemes from the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing them to work together to develop common standards for measuring the environmental impact of new and existing buildings.

The alliance between the U.K.'s BREEAM rating system, the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification Australia's Green Star label was signed at the EcoBuild conference in London.

Under the terms of the MoU, the three rating tools will set up a working group dedicated to mapping and developing "common metrics to measure emissions of CO 2 equivalents from new homes and buildings."

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