A group of 27 organizations led by the American Chemistry Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Manufacturers formed a coalition July 18 to promote green building ratings systems as an alternative to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system. The American High-Performance Buildings Coalition objects to the next version of LEED, finding that proposed new credits would stigmatize certain building products. LEEDv4 is scheduled to come out in 2013; it was slated to be issued this year, but was delayed due to industry concerns. The coalition is concerned about the General Services Administration’s continued use of LEED as the primary federal green building standard, positing that it creates a monopoly among green building rating systems. The agency is scheduled to issue a decision this fall on whether it will continue using LEED.