Nucor opposes NC bill blocking LEED
May 15, 2013 | 04:25 PM
| Samuel Frizell
NEW YORK The North Carolina House of Representatives has passed a bill that would effectively block the use of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings for public projects, a move that Nucor Corp. protested because it could hurt steel mills in the region that sell construction-related products.
The LEED rating awards credits or points to building projects based on energy efficiency, water conservation and material sourcing. A number of major steel industry playersincluding Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor; Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind.; and the American Iron and Steel Institute, Washingtonare organizational members of the U.S. Green Building Council, which established the LEED rating.....
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