LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies. Read more about LEED here.
SCR 25 is a resolution that came out the of the natural resource committee by Ohio State Senator Joe Uecker (R-District 14), who is also an ALEC member. This resolution would ban LEED in public and government buildings and replace it with American National Science Institute standards. These standards are much lower, do not ensure sustainable practices, and has low transparency. The ANSI allows private companies to set their own standards, which many are based on profit building in an international setting. Banning LEED would not be in the best interest of Ohio's schools and children, businesses, and its citizens.
The Ohio Sierra Club would like to get as many calls into Ohio House Representatives. Please call, write, email, tweet your representatives and then forward this along to everyone in your local group. We need to make sure Ohio keeps high standards for the safety and health of our environment.
This resolution is moving quickly through the state house. It was out of committee and passed through the Senate within two days [on February 27, 2014 - Ed.]. Please take the time to make these urgent calls.
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