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Timeline and Reports on Forest Certification in LEED Released

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the next phase of its initiative to review how forest certification programs are addressed in the LEED Rating System (see


Vol. 15, No. 6). The Yale University-based consultant team hired to support the effort has posted its research reports for expert review, and LEED’s Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group (chaired by

EBN editor Nadav Malin) is slated to meet on October 1–2, 2007, and release any proposed changes to the certified wood and rapidly renewable materials credits for public comment on November 3. The Yale team’s reports are posted at; comments on the reports are requested by October 1.


Published September 28, 2007

Malin, N. (2007, September 28). Timeline and Reports on Forest Certification in LEED Released. Retrieved from

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