Well, this is somewhat surprising and somewhat not. I’ve always said that just because a building claims to be green, or even has a LEED plaque on the front of it for that matter, doesn’t mean it’s saving energy or money. Mother Nature Network has the story with the link below:

I agree that maybe it’s time to eliminate “green” as a modifier when it comes to buildings.
Mr. Watson puts it best: “Hopefully we’re on our way to eliminating ‘green’ as a modifier,” he said. “There are good buildings, and there are bad buildings.” Good buildings save energy, water, time and effort, he explained — but perhaps most importantly to their occupants, they save money. “This is not a fad,” Watson added. “The bottom line of green is black.”
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