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Lecture 21 - Certification: Design and Green Architecture

Lecture 21 - Certification: Design and Green Architecture

This video was recorded at YALE - EVST 255 - Environmental Politics and Law. The lecture critiques the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) certification system, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The criteria for being highly rated under LEED emphasize energy efficiency and minimizing waste, but do not prioritize environmental health and limiting use of dangerous plastics and chemicals. USGBC is a non-profit organization, not a government agency, and has employees of for-profit organizations on its board of directors. The lecture discusses the implications of having a non-profit organization run this system and be responsible for evaluating environmental quality in architecture and construction. Resources Lecture 21 [PDF]

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