March 21, 2012
I am not surprised that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has extended the deadline for public comments on its draft LEED language for one more week – to March 27, 2012.
We received many thoughtful submissions when we opened up the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s Good for Forests blog, and I suspect USGBC is receiving plenty of comments as well. For good reason. There are still more questions than answers on proposed requirements, such as the “FSC or Better” language for the certified wood credit and changes to the local sourcing.
We’ve posted some thought-provoking blogs that examined how the draft LEED requirements may impact forests, workers and rural communities across North America. Let’s not stop now – let’s keep the discussion going. Let’s show USGBC that the best way it can demonstrate true leadership is by recognizing all credible forest certification standards – with no strings attached.
You can submit comments through the LEED website and/or let us know what you think by posting comments on our Good For Forests blog site – and we will make sure your thoughts get to the decision makers at the USGBC.