27 Mar '13, 10pm

Florida Bill a ‘Backlash’ Against LEED Rules |

A Florida state representative has introduced a bill that would loosen rules adopted in 2008 and allow state agencies to choose on a project-by-project basis what green-building standards to use when constructing new offices, The Florida Current reports. The bill is an attempt to make it easier for the state's tree growers to win green-building certification for its lumber. Rep. Halsey Beshears thinks LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. rules, which guided construction of three new office buildings in Tallahassee, favor only wood approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Nonprofit organization that promotes forestry practices that...

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