AHPBC Applauds USGBC for Multistakeholder Workgroup Development of USGBC Guidance for LEED Materials and Resources Credit v4

Washington, DC (November 11, 2015) – Today, the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition (AHPBC), an organization of leading associations representing a wide range of interests in the building and construction industry, issued a statement in support of the process that resulted in yesterday’s release of new USGBC guidance for the LEED materials and resource credit in LEED v4.

“We commend USGBC for the inclusive process it used to create the new guidance, which included valuable input from several AHPBC members.  The AHPBC has long held that green building standards must be developed with broad-based stakeholder input, not just because this is the right way to operate, but to have the technical input and expertise needed to create credible, measurable standards that will actually be used.  The multi-stakeholder process USGBC conducted in development of this new science-based credit is a solid step in the right direction.  We encourage USGBC to continue this progress moving forward in the development of guidance and implementation materials, and also with respect to how future iterations of LEED are developed.”

The American High-Performance Buildings Coalition is composed of leading organizations representing a range of products and materials relevant to the building and construction industry who are committed to promoting performance-based energy efficiency and sustainable building standards. It supports the development of green building standards through consensus-based processes derived from data and performance-driven criteria.