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USGBC in the news: Exposing the ‘Environmental Policy Alliance’

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Don’t be fooled, the Environmental Policy Alliance isn’t the “EPA” you might think. The group behind recent attacks on LEED is run by the notorious Washington, D.C., lobbyist Richard Berman, who works on behalf of special interests under the guise of policy and research institutes.

Check out what Architect, The Huffington Post and TreeHugger have to say about the Environmental Policy Alliance:

"LEED Exposed": Beltway Astroturf Organization Sets Sights on Green Building, Architect.

'Environmental Policy Alliance,' PR Firm Front Group, Targets LEED, Green Groups And EPA, The Huffington Post.

"LEED Exposed" Exposed: A look at who's behind the new organization attacking LEED and green building, TreeHugger.

Also see what the NRDC, another group that has come under attack from the Environmental Policy Alliance, has to say about the smear campaign:

Dr. Evil says we are Big Green Radicals..., Natural Resources Defense Council.

 

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Williams Company Management Group
Very disappointed in this article. Users of LEED are now expected to track data and submit to USGBC, yet this article is in the vein of a thin skinned attack on a messenger rather than a fact based repudiation of claims. Why are none of the sidebar links on this page to any data that USGBC has been compiling on building performance that those for and against LEED could read to determine if this attack group has merit? Just as others in Washington are being ridiculed for faulty websites and data that is never available when the empirical data others are releasing demonstrates poor performance, USGBC is subject to ridicule if the data it is demanding from clients, good or bad, isn't available to USGBC members and the public.
Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager, Green Future Now
Perhaps if the USGBC started looking more non-partisan again they wouldn't have to deal with so many unfair and blatantly untrue attacks?

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