USGBC, Chemistry Council, Form Initiative

Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 2014 -- The U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council said they have formed a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings.

The initiative would apply technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program.

“USGBC and ACC share the goal of advancing sustainability in the built environment, and we will work together to take advantage of our collective strength and experience,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC.

“The looming impacts of climate change and the possibilities of improving human health and wellbeing favor collaboration and engagement as key strategies. The goal is forward progress.”