This paper describes the more commonly used domestic and international green building rating systems and details of the evaluation of U.S. LEED, its old and new versions, the trend of improvement in LEED; Compared Chinese "Evaluation Standard for Green Building" (GB/T 50378-2006)with the LEED2009, the paper points out their shortcomings, and identify the existing differences between them. Then comes out the conclusion that LEED2009 is still target to the U.S. buildings, Chinese engineers should learn from its advantage, make use in our evaluation of green building, which is suitable for China's actual conditions. But we make full use of Chinese buildings of the LEED rating system is not appropriate. Finally , we make a suggestion for "Evaluation Standard for Green Building" that we should add incentives for new energy sources can effectively develop our new energy, give a positive role in environment protection. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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