Manufacturers claim LEED policy is unsound


It's setting up to be a battle of the green.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently delayed the balloting of LEED 2012, now called LEED v4, until June 2013.

Some in the plastics and building sector believe it's only the first step of many.

"A lot of people have opened their eyes that this is a system that is out of control," Richard Doyle, president and CEO of the Vinyl Institute, told PlasticsToday.

Chemical and plastics trade groups expressed concern when the upcoming LEED v4 originally proposed granting building owners extra points for avoiding the use of chemicals "of concern" such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC)....
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