Skanska exits U.S. Chamber of Commerce over LEED controversy
July 11, 2013
Skanska USA resigned from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the Chamber’s decision to support the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition.
The coalition opposes LEED v4 standards, and pushes for those that do not limit the use of chemical materials based on consensus among industries.
The Chamber's stance “would significantly undermine the LEED program, impact more than 196,000 LEED-accredited professionals, and cripple the progress of environmentally responsible construction across the country,” according to Skanska.