N.C. House to consider anti-LEED bill

A Wilmington lumber company will be among the seven businesses to be featured by state of Ohio in March.

The proposal seeks to promote the use of N.C. lumber in the construction and renovation of public buildings in the state.

An N.C. legislative proposal that would restrict the use of national green building rating programs on public projects is slated for discussion Tuesday by the state House Committee on Agriculture in Raleigh.

House Bill 628 would insert new language in a section of state law that calls for energy- and water-use standards for major public facility construction and renovation projects. N.C. Reps. Michele Presnell (R-Haywood) and Rick Catlin (R-New Hanover) are the primary sponsors of the bill, filed April 9.

The bill, titled Protect/Promote NC Lumber, says those projects may use a “nationally recognized high performance environmental building rating system” if that green building program doesn’t use a credit system “disadvantaging materials or products manufactured or produced” in North Carolina.

Visit the Charlotte Business Journal for more on the measure.

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