USA Today took aim at the green building industry today with a special report that argues the U.S. Green Building Councilcreator of the LEED system for rating buildings–"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 story.