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  • Petitioned Senator Debbie Stabenow

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Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Senator Debbie Stabenow

Vote down ANSI amendment on S. 761

    1. Petition by

      Michigan Chapters U. S. Green Building Council


We have until Tuesday, May 7 to tell the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to oppose any amendment to the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act that would arbitrarily ban the federal government from using effective, proven green building programs like the LEED green building rating system.


Single-issue special interests are lobbying to advance an unprecedented amendment that would jeopardize the government’s ability to save energy, water, and taxpayers’ money by banning LEED from use in federal projects. The amendment would mandate that green building rating systems be American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-certified for all federal projects. Not only would this action effectively ban LEED but it would also exclude many widely used systems such as many codes developed by the International Code Council (ICC).




We’ve seen this type of thing before.

Please join us in opposition to this hostile amendment and tell Congress to oppose any anti-green building amendment that will cost taxpayer dollars, waste resources, and undermine the government’s ability to lead on green building. Your leadership is needed.




Sign our petition to tell Senator Stabenow to stand up for better, healthier buildings!


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • john donnelly ARDMORE, PA
      • 7 months ago

      I am an advocate for greening up homes and buildings

    • James LoPrete BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      Why aren't we keeping up with other developed countries? We need to think long term not short term. In the long run we lose

    • Juan Mitchell SOUTHFIELD, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      LEED is the movement toward greater sustainability and healthy living spaces, as a society we have learned to build better and LEED helps use to achieve this goal.

    • Edward Bobinchak DETROIT, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      Sustainable Development Consulting LLC

    • James Harvey TRENTON, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      As someone that has seen the costs and benefits of green building in the federal government first-hand, I know there is great value in setting standardized goals for all of our buildings. LEED and other sustainability systems help us save money overall in operations, health, and liability. These standards have even pushed us to receive rebates from utilities that can be put back into completing more energy-saving projects!


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