Green Building Council still open for suggestions

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) opened its sixth and final public comment period for LEED version 4. The comment period runs through March 31.

From a lumber industry perspective, the current LEED standard recognizes certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

According to a release from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the comment period offers a “last chance to urge USGBC to include all recognized forest certification standards including SFI, American Tree Farm System, Canadian Standards Association and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes." 

The next version of LEED is being discussed by the USGBC here.