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Architect Thom Mayne on LEED: It's Far From Perfect

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Don't believe the hype--Santa Monica-based architect Thom Mayne (Caltrans building, SF Federal Building) has just called out LEED-certification: "LEED should give performance requirements and let the architect solve the problem. The point system doesn't scale. A bike rack and air conditioning get you the same point. I'd much rather see BTU and CO2 requirements and let the professional community solve the problem..." [Architectural Record]