New law bars Defense Department from new LEED certifications

The Defense Department will not be allowed to use any money to certify its buildings LEED Gold or Platinum, under a law President Obama signed Dec. 31.

January 05, 2012 |
The Defense Department will not be allowed to use any money to certify its build

The Defense Department will not be allowed to use any money to certify its buildings LEED Gold or Platinum, under a law President Obama signed Dec. 31.

The National Defense Authorization Act also requires DoD to submit a report to Congress analyzing the cost-effectiveness of LEED certifications and the standards set by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Click here to learn more about the new law. BD+C

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