Georgia May Ban LEED Certification for State Buildings

March 25, 2015

A bill passed by the Georgia Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee says that new state buildings going up in Georgia will be banned from using standards for LEED certification, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The idea for the ban came about after the state’s timber industry claimed that the certification discriminates against the use of local wood products that aren’t registered through the Forest Stewardship Council.

A vote of approval from the House is necessary for the bill, which does not apply to private construction, to become law.

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