19 Aug '11, 3pm

LEED Lawsuit Gets Dismissed, but Energy Efficiency Fight Goes On

LEED Lawsuit Gets Dismissed, but Energy Efficiency Fight Goes On

This week, Judge Sands dismissed Henry Gifford's suit against the USGBC . A copy of the Order is available here [PDF]. In a major win for the USGBC, Judge Sands dismissed Gifford et al.'s Federal claims with prejudice, which means they cannot be brought again, Because the Federal claims were dismissed, the Judge also dismissed Gifford, et al's state claims for lack of jurisdiction. Particularly gratifying for me is that Judge Sands dismissed the case for exactly the reason I anticipated in my prior posts on the case that the plaintiff in this case lacked standing to bring the case. The posts are available here and here . In summary: To the best of my research, Mr. Gifford is not a LEED AP, and indeed, from his website and publications, he has outspokenly denounced the USGBC and LEED. Mr. Gifford does not appear to own any property certified LEED. In short--the USGBC's acti...

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