Green Building:

USGBC, GBI discuss differences in green building certification programs

As Washington, D.C., becomes the first major city to mandate developers to adhere to green building standards, the push to build green is becoming more and more evident throughout the country. During today's OnPoint, Michelle Moore, vice president of community at the U.S. Green Building Council, and Vicki Worden, head of commercial programs at the Green Building Initiative, outline the differences between their organizations' green building certification systems. They discuss why they believe Congress should incentivize the design and construction of green buildings and fund research associated with building green. Moore and Worden also address controversy surrounding the inclusion of wood in the green building certification process.