Ohio State Senators Want to Ban LEED

If two Ohio state senators get their way, the Buckeye State will be the latest on the anti-LEED bandwagon.
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State Senators Joe Uecker and Tim Schaffer, both Republicans, argue that LEED should not be used in public projects because it does not follow American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures.  Unlike legislation introduced in other states, the Ohio bill mentions LEED v4 specifically.

“From an observer’s standpoint, it’s beginning to look like a national game of whack-a-mole for [the U.S. Green Building Council], having tackled similar challenges in North Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia,” writes Katie Weeks.

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