Skanska USA resigned its U.S. Chamber of Commerce membership because the Chamber supports the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition, which opposes LEED standards. The chamber's stance "would significantly undermine the LEED program, impact more than 196,000 LEED-accredited professionals, and cripple the progress of environmentally responsible construction across the country," the company said.

A number of public works departments have followed LEED to build and/or retrofit facilities such as water treatment plants, neighborhood development, firehouse boilers, and public works administration buildings.