FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council has announced a fourth public comment period for its draft LEED 2012 language – starting Tuesday May 1 and ending May 15. Based on comments submitted during the third public comment period, there is clear and strong support for USGBC to open up the “Responsible Extraction of Raw Materials” credit and allow SFI certified products to gain equal recognition in the LEED rating tools.
SFI opened up our blog for comments about why USGBC should recognize SFI, including areas where our program is without question stronger than the Forest Stewardship Council – and we were both impressed and gratified by the response. (If you missed the posts, we have pulled them together in one on-line document.)