In our Article Navigating the Green Building Guidelines - Part I: LEED® for Homes Guidelines, and in Noreen’s blog “What does it mean to “green a brownstone?” we make the case that LEED® certification, or certification by any other building standards program for that matter, may not necessarily be warranted for  brownstone projects. Skewing your decision-making process out of a desire to gain points under a rating system is not the best way to approach environmentally friendly, green renovation. Rather, we urge you to be guided by the LEED® and other guidelines but to keep your eye on the issues and make decisions that will further your green goals, not simply to earn points. Lofty as our suggested approach may sound, as you begin your own dream renovation project we recognize that a bit more guidance is called for.