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Have you seen #LEED Pilot Credit 43 on certified products? Looking like a live wire

credit promotes transparency (not performance) 0 Vote up! Enews readers: Scroll up from here to see full details on Pilot Credit 43. My colleague at Environmental Building News just posted a great article about this pilot credit: LEED Pilot Credit to Promote Product Transparency—Not Performance . Here are some highlights from the article: In its newly released Pilot Credit 43, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has created a new incentive for product manufacturers to obtain third-party certification of their environmental claims, and to release environmental footprint data. Existing LEED credits, most famously the certified wood Wood from a source that has been determined, through a certification process, to meet stated ecological and other criteria. There are numerous forest certification programs in general use based on several standards, but only the Forest Steward...

Full article: http://www.leeduser.com/credit/Pilot-Credits/PC43

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