GSA, LEED, USGBC, and Politics

LEED Certification, and LEED in general has been a GREAT marketing tool.  That said, should LEED be a requirement? Is LEED cost effective?  Should LEED be modified?
The below letter clearly states that cost will INCREASE should the GSA move away from LEED?  How can that be?  What costs would increase?  Is there no better way for GSA to meet sustainability requirement than via LEED?

Take a look at the letter and please post you comments.

July 25, 2012

Acting Administrator Daniel Tangherlini
U.S. General Services Administration
One Constitution Square
1275 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20417

Dear Acting Administrator Tangherlini,

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is to be commended for its leadership in improving energy and environmental performance across its federal building portfolio. The recently released sustainability and energy “scorecard” by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) demonstrates just how successful GSA has been at reducing costs, improving efficiency and eliminating waste.

GSA earned the highest rating in all categories in the 2011 sustainability scorecard released from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

GSA reduced emissions from federal buildings more than 20 percent compared with 2008. That incredible reduction led all federal agencies.
GSA is ahead of schedule in reducing its potable water and electricity use.

These efforts are paying off in real terms. According to the OMB, investments in efficiency over the last four years are expected to save $18 billion in energy costs over the life of the projects.

In an effort to continue this success, GSA is evaluating the building rating tools at its disposal, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. LEED is the most widely used high‐performance building rating system in the United States. The private sector uses LEED to both verify and communicate the quality of high performance buildings. If GSA, as the “landlord of the federal government,” were to require or use something else, it would add cost to the building and leasing process across the building industry. We are not in favor of adding cost.

Again, we commend your agency for its success in reducing the operating cost and impact of the federal building stock. We support your continuation of the rating tool evaluation process and focus on the usability, market acceptance, and effectiveness of rating tools rather than distractions focused on a single issue.

Thank you for your consideration of our views.

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Airfresh Inc.
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Stuart D. Kaplow, P.A.
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Suncoast Community Capital
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Superior Site Work Inc.
Supply Management International, LLC
sustain ABLE, Ltd.
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Sustainable Building Partners
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The Hoboken Brownstone Company
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The Jordan institute
The Kobet Collaborative
The Lathrop Company
The Levy Company, APC
The Living Wall Company, LLC
The Marano Group, Inc
The Oak Hill Fund
The Ross Group
The Spinnaker Group
The Sustainable Design Group, LLC
The Walsh Company
The Weidt Group
ThermaCote, Inc.
Tholen Sustainability Group
Thompson Building Energy Solutions, LLC
Thompson Naylor Architects
Thornton Tomasetti
Threefold Studio
Tishman Speyer
Titan America, LLC
TJH Energy Consulting
TLC Engineering for Architecture
TMC, PC Architects & Planners
Toto USA
Tower Tech, Inc
Townsend Poole Design Group
TR Edwards Construction, LLC
Trinity Real Estate
Trinity University, Engineering and Science Department
Triple Green Building Group, LLC
TriStar Commissioning, Inc.
TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design
TTS Environmental Consulting
Turner Foundation
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Turning Leaf Construction
Two Trails, Inc.
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” … the agency will likely merge portions of its two main divisions — the Public Buildings Service, which manages federal buildings and building leases, and the Federal Acquisition Service, which oversees many federal contracting programs. ”

“Merging portions of GSA’s buildings division and contracts division — such as the information technology, finance and contracting operations — also will bring efficiencies and cut costs…”

“budget cuts will push GSA out of the business of managing new building construction projects, at least temporarily. Instead, the agency will focus more on making existing federal buildings more efficient…”

“New construction funding for GSA dropped from $894 million in 2010 to $82 million in 2011, and to $50 million in 2012. The president’s 2013 budget request asks for $56 million for new construction.  The renovation budget dropped from $414 million in 2010 to $280 million in 2011, and $280 million in 2012. GSA is seeking $494 million for 2013.”

“the agency will work instead on retrofitting older buildings to make them more energy efficient and to save agencies money on utility bills.”

Additional changes:

“• Consolidating oversight of conferences into a new Office of Administrative Services, which is responsible for contracting, approving and reviewing spending for conferences.

• Requiring all regional office chief financial officers to report directly to headquarters instead of to regional administrators.”


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