Fed Ups Building Requirements to LEED Gold

From ENR:
The nation’s biggest landlord, the U.S. General Services Administration, is requiring LEED Gold certification as a minimum in all new federal building construction and substantial renovation projects. GSA is updating its facilities standards by the end of the year to enable the projects to meet the LEED Gold requirement...
This is clearly good news for manufacturers targeting government construction, but I'm more excited about the larger message: our expectations for sustainable design are increasing. Green building has been a big enough topic for long enough that it could be suffering from idea fatigue, but instead people seem to have internalized the message; "sustainable" is now the baseline.