07 Oct '11, 7pm

Are the Proposed Revisions to LEED Forestry Standards Greenwash?

Are the Proposed Revisions to LEED Forestry Standards Greenwash?

Under the newly proposed credit language, wood certification systems would be evaluated for eligibility to earn points towards LEED certification against this measurable benchmark that includes - Governance, Technical/Standards Substance, Accreditation and Auditing, Chain of Custody and Labeling USGBC has been studying this issue for two years with input from a widely diverse set of stakeholders, and with the support of internationally recognized experts from the Yale Program on Forest Policy and Governance and Life Cycle Assessment experts at Sylvatica. The idea is to allow USGBC’s to identify its own goals and to create transparent rules of access. Under such a system any certification scheme that meets USGBC’s benchmarks will achieve LEED recognition and not just FSC. Illegal logging is an issue of major global concern, and there is widespread stakeholder support for st...

Full article: http://ecopreneurist.com/2011/10/07/are-the-proposed-revi...

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