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Energy:
LEED Standards Bill

Our Position: support
Bill Number: H.3592
Sponsor: Sandifer
Legislative Session: 2014

This bill represents a compromise between all LEED standards stakeholders. It allows for the formation of a committee of stakeholders to review new LEED versions immediately upon the release of the new or updated rating system and prior to the rating system’s effective date. The Committee will closely monitor the development of new rating systems, or updates to existing rating systems, to expedite review and analysis of the new or updated rating systems.

Status

4/7/14: This bill has been ratified and passed into law.

Action Needed

None.

More information

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/3592.htm

Background

This “anti-LEED” bill would freeze the LEED green building rating system from the Green Building bill passed in 2007, eliminating the use of LEED in new state-funded major facilities by 2015, when the current LEED standards would be updated. We were able to delay the bill almost throughout the year in the House but it made it out of the House in the last week of session and is before the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee awaiting subcommittee assignment for next year. We have a good chance to delay it long enough in the Senate that it dies next year.

     
     

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