05 Jul '11, 7pm

A Brave New Green Building World: LEED Certified Products

A Brave New Green Building World: LEED Certified Products

The LEED Pilot Credit is a convenient way for the USGBC to recognize other wood certifications. In the appendix to the pilot credit, four new wood product certifications, including SFI, are recognized. Although this pilot credit only applies to non-structural products, this change could provide a transition to structural wood products as well. It's interesting that the USGBC decided to create this LEED Pilot Credit a few months after its members rejected a credit that tried to expand recognized wood certifications. Even more important, this LEED Pilot Credit means that the USGBC is becoming more involved in certifying products. With many more product and material certifications available for LEED credits, it seems the process of LEED certification will become much more complicated.

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