Maryland Sidesteps LEED in Favor of the IgCC

Maryland Sidesteps LEED in Favor of the IgCC

House Bill 207, approved unanimously in both the Maryland House and Senate and expected to be signed by Governor Martin O’Malley this Thursday, May 15, 2014 broadens the definition of a “high performance building” to include any building that complies with a nationally recognized and accepted green building code, guideline, or standard that is reviewed and recommended by the Maryland Green Building Council and approved by the Secretaries of Budget and Management and General Services. 

If a Tree Falls in the Forest and No One Has Heard That the Approval of the New Version of LEED Green Building Standard Has Been Appealed

By | Green Building Law Update | September 12, 2013
If a Tree Falls in the Forest and No One Has Heard That the Approval of the New Version of LEED Green Building Standard Has Been Appealed

At least 2 appeals have been taken from the vote to adopt LEED v4. On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council announced that its membership had voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to the world’s most widely utilized third party validated green building rating system.