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More Than 75 Members of Congress Urge USGBC to Open LEED Rating System

Nadine Block, who manages Government Outreach for SFI, shares news about Congressional support to open USGBC’s LEED green building rating system.

 

Members of Congress have joined with 10 U.S. governors, adding their voices to the […]

Blog 4 – SFI Statement on LEED: Expanding Inclusive Policies

In the final installment of the blog series about SFI’s LEED statements, I wanted to discuss how agencies, governments, and rating systems worldwide have embraced inclusive forest certification policies. Many organizations recognize multiple certification standards.

U.S. […]

Blog 2 – SFI Statement on LEED: Community and Government Support

Yesterday I talked about how giving credit only to FSC-certified wood discriminates against North American wood for LEED projects. Today’s post discusses the widespread support shown by the forest community and government leaders to open […]

Forest Experts in the US and Canada Ask USGBC to Open LEED

Two major North American groups representing forestry experts have weighed in with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on the LEED standard.  Steven Koehn, president of the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), recently wrote […]