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LEED to revise its scoring for wood

The U.S. Green Building Council is asking for comments on how its LEED Green Building Rating System should award po...


The U.S. Green Building Council is asking for comments on how its LEED Green Building Rating System should award points for the use of certified wood.
The goal is to set forward “a clear set of metrics that any forest certification system must meet in order to be recognized within LEED.”
Currently only wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council are eligible for LEED points.
USGBC has been studying the issue for two years together with Yale University and others. The research is available at http://www.yale.edu/forestcertification/USGBCFinal.htm
Public comments on the proposed new points system will be open until Sunday, September 7.
For more information see www.usgbc.org