18 Jul '12, 6pm

Plastics industry sets up "American High Performance Building Coalition" to keep poison plastics in buildings

The American Chemistry Council is so busy these days; First they are getting the BPA out of baby bottles , and now they are very, very big on energy efficiency. So big, that they are concerned that the LEED rating system is a problem. So now they have set up yet another group, The American High-Performance Buildings Coalition with their friends at the US Chamber of congress and 25 other businesses and plastic people. They don't like some proposed LEED credits that might limit the use of PVC and vinyl, or as Jennifer Sass notes at NRDC Switchboard, What don't the toxic chemical companies like about the proposed improvements to LEED? The new proposed LEED Version 4 standard will give credits for building teams that use materials that do not cause cancer, birth defects, and other health or environmental impairments. On the other hand, the Plastic People say that chemicals lik...

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