Nadja Turek, a sustainability professional and thought leader at Woolpert, has sought to highlight a resolution in the Ohio state senate that would ban the use of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design grading system on all building construction work in Ohio.
She said Wednesday that if the bill becomes law, it could hurt the progress LEED has made in Ohio as the state hosts the largest number of green schools in the U.S.
Woolpert helped other U.S. Green Building Council partners formulate the new LEED v4 rating system.
According to Turek, chemical lobbyists see LEED v4 full disclosure provisions as putting building materials makers at a disadvantage.
“Sustainable buildings make clear sense from an economic, social and environmental standpoint,” Turek said.
“Government leadership and policy initiatives should encourage, not discourage, continued green building in the state and leave all sustainable design tools, including LEED, on the table for our owners, architects, engineers and building operators,” she concluded.