The debate over the effectiveness of the LEED green-building rating system continues. Today, USA Today released the first of a series of articles taking on the USGBC and LEED. The article alledges that the USGBC "has helped thousands of developers win tax breaks and grants, charge higher rents, exceed local building restrictions and get expedited permitting by certifying them as 'green' under a system that often rewards minor, low-cost steps that have little or no proven environmental benefit." Read the full story.