The use of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Standards is being barred for public construction in Ohio under the Concurrent Senate Resolution 25 that was first heard this week. Chemical and manufacturing trade groups said LEED discourages the use of vinyl and other chemical products, and was created without input from their industry. LEED does not ban these products, but it seeks to encourage materials with longer life spans and drives developers of green buildings to disclose the materials they used, according to this article.

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