27 Jul '11, 7pm

Congress prohibits Department of Defense from getting LEED certification What will this do to industry?

Congress prohibits Department of Defense from getting LEED certification What will this do to industry?

Defense Department Hospital at Fort Devoir, credit Department of Defense The US Government has been a big supporter of LEED, thanks to that radical leftist George Bush, who imposed Executive Order 13423 , which set "goals in the areas of energy efficiency, acquisition, renewable energy, toxics reductions, recycling, renewable energy, sustainable buildings, electronics stewardship, fleets, and water conservation." The Department of Defense was a real leader in this, with 49 projects, the most of any Department of government. But if the Republican congress gets its way, it's over; in the National Defense Authorization Act, there is what Chris Cheatham of Green Building Law Update calls "a real kicker": The bill would prohibit FY 2012 DoD funds from being used to achieve a LEED Gold or Platinum certification, however these certifications could be obtained if they impose no ad...

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