30 Jul '12, 11am

The New Anti-LEED? | LEEDuser — LEED Certification Toolkit and Forum

The American Chemistry Council and other groups have formed the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition. Green or greenwash? The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has opened a new front in its battle with LEED and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)—one with similarities to greenwash tactics we’ve seen before. ACC has formed a group dubbed the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition (AHPBC), joining 25 other industry groups representing building materials and products interests. The coalition includes names like the Vinyl Institute, the Vinyl Siding Institute, the Windows & Door Manufacturers Association, the Treated Wood Council, and the Adhesives and Sealants Council, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As we’ve reported (see Chemical Industry Attacks LEED: BuildingGreen Checks the Facts ), chemical and plastics trade groups have been making a recent ...

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