Washington, United States -- The US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) have partnered to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally-protective products in the LEED green building program.
As previously reported, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a third-party certification program for the high-performance green buildings industry.
The USGBC/ACC partnership also aims to ensure the application of "technical and science-based approaches" to building projects, said the ACC in a press release.
Rick Fedrizzi, president, ceo and founding chair of USGBC, said the organisations "share the goal of advancing sustainability in the built environment.”
ACC president and ceo Cal Dooley said the union "can develop a path to stronger, science-based standards that achieve measurable progress in sustainability.”
LEED data is compiled from public comments, technical review and balloting.