In response to recently proposed changes to the LEED Rating System, the GreenGuard Environmental Institute has launched a public campaign urging the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to strengthen its credit requirements for low-emitting interiors.

According to GreenGuard, “Despite the widely-publicized findings of the April 2010 report by Environment and Human Health, Inc.-which criticized the LEED rating system for ignoring the health impacts of product emissions-the proposed changes to IEQ Credit 4 (known as ‘EQ Credit: Low-Emitting Interiors’) fail to make product emissions requirements more stringent. In fact, as currently written, the credit allows for infinite emissions of hundreds of potentially harmful chemicals.”

For more information, visit GreenGuard.