This piece takes a look at the successes, failures, pros and cons of building green to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating program 13 years after it was launched. The verdict? Despite its imperfections, "the LEED Green Building Rating System continues to deliver building owners and the tax-paying public alike the tools they need in order to take their facilities to the next level of occupant health and productivity, as well as for evermore effective ways to conserve our nation's vital energy, material, and environmental resources," writes architect Matthew Ackerman.

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