After hearing from an overwhelming number of plastics industry leaders who called out inaccuracies and unsound, unscientific principles for future building standards, this month the U.S. Green Building Council decided to delay its proposed new version of the green building rating system, LEED2012, until June 1,. The original language included several inaccuracies related to various plastics materials used in construction—a major end-market for our industry.
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