Chemical Industry Trade Association Condemns U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

From: PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — American business leaders are speaking out in dismay over the American Chemistry Council’s recent political attacks on the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED v4 (formerly known as LEED 2012) standard for offering a voluntary credit for avoiding chemicals of concern.

LEED is a voluntary standard that enables builders to work toward goals of energy savings, less toxic materials, and other sustainable goals.

Construction Specialties and the 30 participants in the Health Product Declaration project pilot are finding opportunity in addressing chemicals of concern through disclosure and product reformulation.

“USGBC’s proposed upgrade of LEED confirms the construction market including chemicals in its view of sustainability. Creating alternatives to fill market demand opens new business opportunity and creates positive press for innovators among ACC’s membership,” says Howard Williams, LEED AP ID + C, Construction Specialties, Inc. “Will time present better opportunities for the innovators who break rank with ACC?”

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