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, visitGreenGuard.
GreenGuard launches campaign to strengthen IAQ Requirements in LEED
November 19, 2010