The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program is gaining traction in corporate and public buildings because it provides optimum performance and energy efficiency, Daniel Schneckenburger writes. While opponents from chemical and forestry groups criticize LEED, the bipartisan Shaheen-Portman bill in the Senate promotes LEED for use by manufacturers, in building codes and in government buildings. In Delaware, LEED is required for the overhaul of state buildings, and schools are working to meet LEED standards, Schneckenburger notes.

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