This week on Burning Down the House Curtis addresses Henry Gifford (of Gifford Fuel Savings INC) and his claim that the US Green Building Council’s system of rating how “green” a building is (the LEED system) is a scam, and does not actually translate into positive effects for the environment. To discuss this assertion LEED AP and architect Ryan Enschede calls in, who ultimately reminds us that what is important is constant innovation, no matter what system is used to measure progress. This episode was sponsored by Acme Smoked Fish: a NYC culinary mainstay for over 55 years.