Yesterday, the Ohio Senate adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 25 by a 22-10 vote. Sen. Joe Uecker (R-Loveland) introduced S.C.R. 25 in November to stop Ohio's state agencies and government entities from using the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (USGBC LEED) v4 green building system. Supporters of the resolution argue that the USGBC has strayed from its original focus on energy efficiency to outright banning certain products due to unfounded toxicity claims (See ourFeb 5, 2014, blog post for more information). Sen. Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) proposed an amendment to remove references to LEED v4, but it was tabled on a 22-10 vote, according to the Gongwer Ohio Report.
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