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'Backlash' bill against LEED green-building certification program moving in House

These Department of Revenue buildings along Capital Circle Southeast in Tallahassee received certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification program. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

A bill that supporters describe as representing a backlash against an environmentally sustainable building certification program is moving through the House.

In 2008, HB 7135 established that new state office buildings "be designed and constructed to comply with a sustainable building rating or a national model green building code.” 

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