Nucor-supported LEED bill passes in NC

Jun 21, 2013 | 06:14 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  LEED, U.S. Green Building Council, Ruth Samuelson, Nucor, steel interests, North Carolina legislature, Gerdau, SDI Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — A bill supporting the use of certain green building regulations in North Carolina government projects passed both houses of the state’s legislature June 20, a boost for North Carolina-based Nucor Corp. that could have a far-reaching impact on the domestic steel industry.

In its original form, House Bill 628 would have effectively prohibited in state projects the use of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building guidelines, which promote the use of locally produced and recyclable construction products like steel. But the North Carolina senate amended the bill after Nucor, concrete mixers and other lobbyists protested the bill because it might have discouraged the use of locally produced steel and other construction products.....

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