Industry Groups Ask GSA to Continue Use of LEED
July 26, 2012

More than 1,200 businesses and organizations, including several industry-related suppliers, have sent a letter asking the General Services Administration (GSA) to continue to use the LEED green building rating system. Among those who signed the letter were officials from Faribault, Minn.-based SAGE Electrochromics and Charlotte, N.C.-based Environamics Inc., which is in the process of attempting to purchase Trainor Glass Co.'s modular wall assets.

According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the parties that sent the letter have "commended GSA" for its decision to act in accordance with the LEED system in past years.

" … private-sector leaders agree the LEED high-performance building rating system saves businesses money and helps deliver higher profits through reduced operating costs." says Roger Platt, senior vice president of USGBC Global Policy and Law.

He adds, "Support for the continued use of LEED by GSA is both broad and deep. Our more than 13,000 member companies are fully engaged in the development and use of LEED. Businesses and organizations are certifying 2 million square feet of real estate to LEED each day."

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