20 Jun '14, 5pm

The belief that #LEED will impact Ohio in a profoundly negative way runs counter to nearly a decade of reality.

The belief that #LEED will impact Ohio in a profoundly negative way runs counter to nearly a decade of reality.

In the summer of 2013, two members of the Ohio Senate, Joe Uecker and Tim Schaffer, created Resolution SCR 25 to ban LEED v4’s use in Ohio’s public building projects. This ban would affect all Ohio projects that utilized state tax dollars. The biggest building program affected would be for K-12 public schools. The reason for banning a certification system that is not even in effect until 2015? The Ohio Senators believe that LEED v4 will hurt Ohio businesses and put Ohioans out of work. They claim that LEED is not a national consensus-based standard for certifying high-performance buildings. They also claim that LEED hurts Ohio manufacturers because LEED bans certain materials from use in buildings. The truth about LEED v4 is that an A/E/C team can achieve LEED Platinum certification using LEED v4 without even addressing the MR 4 Credit - Building Product Disclosure and Opt...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95646-why-ohio-needs-leed-...

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