Green-building spat prompts Skanska USA to leave Chamber of Commerce

Discontent with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's decision to support the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition has led Skanska USA to leave the organization. The coalition opposes LEED v4 standards, and pushes for those that do not limit the use of chemical materials based on consensus among industries. The Chamber's stance "would significantly undermine the LEED program, impact more than 196,000 LEED-accredited professionals, and cripple the progress of environmentally responsible construction across the country," according to Skanska.

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