21 Dec '11, 2pm

State of Maine Bans Use Of LEED In State Construction

State of Maine Bans Use Of LEED In State Construction

Natural Resources Council of Maine /Screen capture I have to give credit to Governor Paul Lepage of Maine; he has managed to bring everyone in the green building scene together for the first time in years. Maine had a pretty good green building scene, thanks to rules that required new or expanded state-owned buildings to get Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. The Natural Resources Defense Council notes that the State had "a growing green building industry with 67 US Green Building Council member companies representing $5 billion in economic activity, and supporting over 450 LEED Accredited Professionals." But the timber industry is big in Maine, and the majority of it doesn't meet the standards set by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and therefore doesn't qualify for a point under LEED. So, as the Sierra Club puts it, On December 7, 20...

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