By Dan Weltin, Editor-In-Chief Clean Link
This past June, after a year delay, members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) voted to adopt LEED v4, the latest update to the green building rating system. Last summer the USGBC decided to postpone the ballot for a new rating system after building industry professionals balked at the amount of drastic changes proposed in the revisions. In addition, there was opposition from trade associations, upset that their products did not receive the same incentives as other building materials. “As LEED continues to have greater impact in the marketplace, it has a direct impact on some product manufacturers and suppliers,” says Steve Ashkin, president of the Bloomington, Ind.-based The Ashkin Group. “The USGBC considered the tradeoffs and the different stakeholders that have come to the table. As a result, the council took more time to get it right.” Click HERE to read more.