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Revised Green Building Standards Delayed as Stakeholders Push for Revisions

10:03 AM MDT | June 26, 2012 | Kara Sissell

Concern over changes to the a green building rating system has caused the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC; Washington) to delay the fourth version of the standards until June 2013, and on October 2 it will reopen the revisions for an unprecedented fifth round of public comment. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a voluntary, 100-point rating system used for ranking new buildings for energy efficiency and other sustainability factors. LEED is used by the General Services Administration (GSA) to guide federal building projects and by major...

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