Is PVC Banned in LEED v4?
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Author name: Tristan Roberts and Paula Melton Blog Category: BuildingGreen Talks LEED BuildingGreen's Top Stories Is LEED v4 leading architects to arbitrarily avoid PVC, to the detriment of their projects? The Vinyl Institute says it is. We check the facts. The vinyl industry has been vocally opposed to the new LEED v4 MR credits, even going so far as to characterize MRc4 Option 2 as a ban on PVC. The Vinyl Insitute, which represents PVC polymer makers, warned BuildingGreen in an email that LEED v4 “can actually lead architects and designers to make bad decisions in order to secure credits so they can market their buildings.” Does LEED v4 ban PVC? Let's look at the details of the new rating system. read more