This week, I’m pretty much just going to redirect you to some other reading, a blog summarizing the announcement that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is “requesting not only technical feedback about government use of LEED v4 credits but also procedural suggestions about how government agencies should choose green building rating systems in the future.” The post I’ve linked to above summarizes the issue very nicely, or if you like, go directly to the GSA site that provides directions on how to submit comments here

Please note that this is a comprehensive opportunity for comments.

Please note that this is a comprehensive opportunity for comments: The GSA “is requesting not only technical feedback about government use of LEED v4 credits but also procedural suggestions about how government agencies should choose green building rating systems in the future.”

If you are not a typist and want to provide interactive verbal feedback directly, the GSA is hosting an online discussion webinar—details are available here

So if you want to have a say in how the U.S. government defines green building generally as well as how they should respond to LEED v4 specifically, submit your ideas before March 23.

Elizabeth Baldwin has over 20 years of international wood sourcing experience. Very widely traveled, her résumé's "Special Skills" section includes "the ability to eat anything from raw horse to deep-fried scorpion." She serves as Metropolitan Hardwood Flooring's (metrofloors.com) ECO (Environmental Compliance Officer) and deals daily with the "green alphabet soup" of today's industry: FSC, CARB, LEED, and much more. She blogs for Hardwood Floors on all things green (and, as she says, " 'grey' and 'blue' and almost every color except 'black and white.' Nothing in this world is black and white, particularly not 'green issues.'")