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New North Carolina Law Could Ban LEED Certification Due to Forestry Dispute

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 09, 2013 01:08 AM
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by Kristine Lofgren last modified May 08, 2013


There is a debate raging between the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) - and LEED certification is caught in the middle. Treehugger reports that the latest battleground is in North Carolina, which recently introduced




 

 

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There is a debate raging between the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) – and LEED certification is caught in the middle. Treehugger reports that the latest battleground is in North Carolina, which recently introduced legislation that would effectively ban LEED in the state. The legislation follows on the heels of similar bills that banned LEED in Maine and the Department of Defense in 2011. Is this an ominous sign of things to come as more state governments bow down to the almighty dollar – or will protecting the world’s forests prevail?

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