23 Feb '12, 3pm

Are FSC and LEED Killing American Jobs? A Look at the Evidence

our recent feature article on product transparency , life-cycle assessment does not do a very good job of capturing the local impacts of harvesting raw materials, like wood and minerals, which is one of the reasons we favor a combination of life-cycle assessment and third-party certifications like FSC and SFI. We'll be keeping a sharp eye on any attempts by third-party certifiers to use life-cycle assessment as an excuse to settle for lower standards. (FSC fiercely opposes the transparency credits in the 2012 draft precisely because it fears life-cycle assessment could make SFI's standards for forestry practices look just as good as FSC's.)

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/live/index.cfm/2012/2/23/Are...

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