News Analysis

USGBC Releases Final Report on PVC Avoidance

March 6, 2007

On February 26, 2007, the Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee (TSAC) of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its long-awaited report on whether evidence supports an anti-PVC credit in the LEED® Rating System (proposed seven years ago). The basic conclusion, that available evidence does not support a simple, across-the-board policy of avoiding PVC in building products, hasn’t changed since TSAC’s draft report was issued in 2005 (see