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USGBC and the “public” review process

USGBC and the “public” review process

I’ve been involved this year with the “public” part of the process that supposedly gets the USGBC’s LEED rating points approved.  As a result I’m wondering if it’s only a good PR to make people feel they can have a saying in the process or a Kafkaesque bureaucratic process inspired by his novel The Castle. First off, the process opens for “public review” for very short periods of time with very little if any warning.  This doesn’t let Read more [...]
USGBC and challenges to its LEED point High Performance Buildings Rating System

USGBC and challenges to its LEED point High Performance Buildings Rating System

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been recently challenged by a third-party to a LEED certification. It involves an appeal of the Gold building certificate awarded to Northland Pines High School in Eagle River, Wis in 2007. The appellants contend the design and construction of the school did not meet a number of prerequisites for the certification.  The appellants claim, among other things that certain mandatory standards— ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-1999, Ventilation for Acceptable Read more [...]