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Burying the #LEED: USAToday article misses the trade association battles against the #USGBC. #HBN responds:

By Bill Walsh, Executive Director Healthy Building Network October 25, 2012 USA Today's two-part investigative report on the US Green Building Council documents the growing pains of an innovative experiment by American business, but stops short of shedding light on what is happening behind the scenes as the Council moves forward its most important innovation in a decade. Despite cutthroat opposition from the chemicals and plastics industries, USGBC is now seeking public comment on new credits that will reward both product content disclosure and the avoidance of some recognized chemical hazards. The credits specifically reward the use of the new Health Product Declaration , an unprecedented open standard format for building product disclosure that has already earned widespread support across the building industry, including building products manufacturers. Should these cred...

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