The U.S. Green Building Council's lack of transparency in updating Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards needs to change, as does the exclusion of industry representation, writes Craig Silvertooth, president of the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, a member of the American High Performance Buildings Coalition. As LEED "has grown in popularity, it has clearly outgrown the process used to develop and revise it. ... Excluding industry experts is not a sustainable approach," he writes.

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