Here’s the lie: Green Business Lie #33: Our new LEED Platinum building just runs itself. We don’t have to do anything different and we’re all green.
Here’s the truth — excerpted from The Truth About Green Business:
TRUTH 33: LEED standards for green buildings
LEED certification doesn’t guarantee a high-performance building. The level of LEED certification doesn’t in itself ensure better performance — in fact, some LEED Silver buildings have tested more efficient than comparable LEED Gold buildings — but it’s a great starting point. How a building is operated has a major impact on efficiency. To get the best possible results, you’ll need to integrate your design choices with user needs for building functionality and maximum performance.