“They hide behind words like ‘consensus,’ which is nonsense,” he said. “They know better.” McNally adds, “How...

International construction giant Skanska USA has terminated its membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce due to what the firm views as attempts to “halt progress in sustainable building.” The move reportedly came after failed talks with the U.S. Chamber about its policies, and it follows on the heels of a pro-LEED op-ed in the Washington Post penned by Michael McNally, president and CEO of Skanska USA. ----- Advertising ----- Related links LEED v4 Approved by USGBC Members Energy Reforms Threatened by Two Poison Pills Tumult Grows Over LEED Rating System Update At issue is the U.S. Chamber’s membership in the American High-Performance Building Coalition (AHPBC), an advocacy group formed by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and other trade organizations to support green building standards developed through the ANSI or ISO consensus process. Although AHPBC claims it doe...

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