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Congress Bans Department of Defense From Getting LEED Certification

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Defense Department Hospital at Fort Devoir, credit Department of Defense The US Government has been a big supporter of LEED, thanks to that radical leftist George Bush, who imposed Executive Order 13423 , which set "goals in the areas of energy efficiency, acquisition, renewable energy, toxics reductions, recycling, renewable energy, sustainable buildings, electronics stewardship, fleets, and water conservation." The Department of Defense was a real leader in this, with 49 projects, the most of any Department of government. But if the Republican congress gets its way, it's over; in the National Defense Authorization Act, there is what Chris Cheatham of Green Building Law Update calls "a real kicker": The bill would prohibit FY 2012 DoD funds from being used to achieve a LEED Gold or Platinum certification, however these certifications could be obtained if they impose no additional cost to DoD. But wait, there's more!... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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