A message from Rick Fedrizzi: USGBC and ACC to advance LEED
For those of you who attended the Greenbuild opening plenary last year, you’ll remember I asked everyone – green building enthusiasts, newcomers, and others – to “join us” in our critical work. Green building is an inclusive movement. From people, to planet, to profit, it is a revolution that benefits us all, collectively.
That's why I am pleased to report that USGBC and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced an important initiative this week. As part of this initiative, ACC will assign several technical representatives from their member companies to the Supply Chain Optimization Working Group, which was established by the LEED Steering Committee.
LEED v4 gives us the opportunity to raise the bar on building materials from several perspectives – health, sustainability, life cycle, supply and value chains, and more. For you, our hard working community of members, chapter leaders and volunteers, this means greater alliances in your community – greater access to local product manufacturers and service providers, as well as to the grassroots level.
You work hard to advance our mission and this agreement will help take our work to the next level. This announcment marks a milestone for all of us. Thank you for your leadership.