Georgia officially endorsed sustainable wood certifications more favorable to its wood industry, effectively abandoning formal LEED green building standards in state-funded projects.
Currently, LEED green building standards only accept timber products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Georgia will now accept timber products certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the American Tree Farm System. Georgia follows Maine, which made a similar move from LEED and FSC in December 2011.
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