A green-energy program is fleecing public- and private-sector building projects across the nation, according to the Taxpayers Protection Alliance.
Virginia officials say they have a better way to produce environment state savings.
Instead of requiring approval from the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, the state Department of General Services prescribes alternatives to the LEED regimen.
Virginia Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards are a built-in alternative to LEED certification of state-owned buildings.
“VEES provides a method to assure state-owned buildings conserve energy and are environmentally friendly, but it avoids the cost, proprietary national requirements and the time required for LEED certification,” DGS spokesman Susan Pollard told Watchdog.org.
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