Source: American High-Performance Buildings Coalition (AHPBC), Washington, D.C.
Chemical and building materials interests issued a statement responding to the U.S. General Services Administration’s recommendation of the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes 2010 and U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2009 as third party certification systems:
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recently implemented Hazard Communication Standard requires concrete producers to transition existing Material Safety Data Sheets to a new 16-part Safety Data Sheet (SDS), change product labels and update staff training.
Sources: Skanska USA, New York; CP staff
Major heavy civil and general contractor Skanska USA resigned its U.S. Chamber of Commerce membership to protest the group’s support of the American High-Performance Building Coalition (AHPBC), which is lobbying federal lawmakers to limit government projects to green building rating systems developed with consensus-based standards.