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$100 Million Class Action Filed Against LEED and USGBC

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Henry Gifford, photo by Travis Roozee Henry Gifford has been a thorn in the side of the US Green Building Council for a couple of years, since he wrote an article claiming that LEED rated buildings used 29% more energy than conventional buildings . LEED has changed a lot since then, but not enough for Henry; He's launched a $100 million class action lawsuit against the USGBC, going after them for Sherman Act Monopolization through fraud, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, false advertising, wire fraud and unjust enrichment. ( PDF here ) Having spent a day in a Henry Gifford seminar, watching him explain the intricacies of steam piping and valves, I can attest that he is a character. But now I have to ask, is he nuts?... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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