Green Leader

Skanska USA | Dec. 3, 2013

In November, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Skanska USA CEO Mike McNally its Leadership in the Private Sector Award “for being an unwavering and bold champion for USGBC and LEED in the face of continued attacks by special interest groups.”

The award is based on McNally’s decision to protest the chemical industry’s attempt to water down green building standards to protect their sales. The chemical lobby is trying to add an amendment to the popular Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill pending in the Senate; this addition would effectively ban the future use of the LEED green rating system in federal buildings, significantly weakening green building efforts. When McNally learned that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was supporting this lobbying effort, he asked the Chamber to withdraw their support. When it didn’t, he publicly dropped Skanska’s Chamber membership, a move that generated much media coverage. (Read McNally’s Washington Post op-ed on this topic here.)

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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