LEED rated building may still be energy hogs. High energy efficiency does not necessarily mean low energy usage or a small carbon footprint for buildings.
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To combat this environmental challenge, we need a holistic, integrated approach towards reducing the energy consumption in buildings yet maintaining a high standard of building services, internal comfort and quality of living. An integrated approach requires that every stage from conceptualization and design to construction and end building usage is ‘tuned’ towards reducing net energy needs.