Buildings certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program don't necessarily live up to their eco-friendly billing when it comes to indoor air quality and water standards, according to a report. The report's authors note that buildings can win a Platinum rating without scoring a single point in the "indoor environmental quality" category; still, LEED officials say, in the real world that almost never happens. "In practice it's very hard to earn a Platinum rating without addressing indoor air quality," said a Green Building Council official.

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