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Mississippi Senator Adds Anti-LEED Amendment Into Housing and Transportation Bill

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 30, 2013 01:05 AM
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LEED building standards have been used since March 2000 to improve the design and efficiency of structures across the world. Yet, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker has taken issue with the framework, going so far as to introduce Amendment No. 1777 to ban the




 

 

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LEED building standards have been used since March 2000 to improve the design and efficiency of structures across the world. Yet, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker has taken issue with the framework, going so far as to introduce Amendment No. 1777 to ban the use of LEED for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Department of Transportation projects. Under his little gem of pro-lumber, plastic, and chemical industry legislation, no money could be used to support anything but a system that has an American National Standard Institute (ANSI) designation or was developed by ANSI, and projects can only exclude a building material if it has been scientifically proven to be harmful or wasteful. Sen. Wicker proposes outlines put forth by the Green Building Initiative (GBI), an industry-backed group that touts itself as a replacement for LEED.

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