Ohio Anti-LEED Legislation Back-Burnered (for now)

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The sponsor of Ohio Senate Concurrent Resolution 25 (SCR25), which would urge all state agencies to abandon LEED v4, is now asking for a delay of further hearings.

In an abrupt change from the ram-rod fashion that SCR25 was run (over vigorous opposition) through the Senate, sponsoring Sen. Joe Uecker now says he wants to slow things down. The resolution was slated for hearing this week before the Ohio House of Representatives Manufacturing and Workforce Development Committee. But, as reported yesterday by Gongwer (Ed: full story requires a subscription), Sen. Uecker now thinks a postponement will make it “easier for me to get my proponents, industry witnesses to be able to testify in a jointed as opposed to a disjointed way.”

The “proponents” to whom Sen. Uecker refers include members of the same small but powerful group of protectionists who unsuccessfully attempted to convince the General Services Administration to abandon LEED.

SCR25 is an anti-competitive giveaway. Ohioans will be best served if our leaders vote down that flawed…

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Construction Administration/LEED Project Administration at SHP Leading Design Construction Systems Management student at The Ohio State University CSI Columbus Board Member USGBC Central Ohio Chapter Emerging Professionals Committee USGBC Central Ohio Chapter Advocacy Committee USGBC Central Ohio Chapter Programs & Education Committee Green Schools Advocate
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