27 Feb '14, 6pm

Ohio Senate passes bill banning LEED certification

Ohio Senate passes bill banning LEED certification

Big Chem has always been a big deal in the State of Ohio, even though it has seen better days and is deep in the rust belt. It has been a bit of a hotbed of green building, as the chairman of the US Green Building Council in Ohio noted last year: Ohio is the No. 1 state in the nation in green schools. Green schools, like all green buildings, promote occupant health by increasing daylight and reducing noxious chemicals. They promote prosperity by reducing energy costs. They are more sustainable because they promote the use of locally sourced and recycled materials. And they reduce construction waste and water use. But certain senators don't like the USGBC's LEED certification system, and have moved to have it banned in Ohio. Yesterday they passed a resolution in the Senate that pretty much bans LEED from use in the state, and promotes "consensus based", "private sector", "A...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/ohio-senate-...

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