One of the fun parts about writing GP is that I learn, too. I had never heard of the LEED award. It stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council. This year the award went to BOCOG – Beijing Organizing Committee of the 29th Olympic Games for the Beijing Olympic Village.
China’s initial concept of “Green Olympics, High-Tech Olympics and People’s Olympics” has been realized and with minimum compromise it appears.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson presented the award calling the village n example of U.S.-China cooperation in energy conservation and environmental protection, and that the Beijing Games have the best environmental protection in Olympic history.
The significance of the LEED award is that it has a strong influence in the world’s architecture sector, meaning that more places worldwide will hopefully learn from Beijing. Imagine that, China teaching the world how to be more environmentally friendly.
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