20 Jan '12, 7pm

Washington, D.C. Leads U.S. in LEED-Certified Buildings: Filed under: Energy News

Washington, D.C. Leads U.S. in LEED-Certified Buildings: Filed under: Energy News

Washington, D.C. leads the nation by a wide margin in LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, according to a report released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) . The USGBC’s report ranked the top 10 states based on 2010 U.S. Census data. The District of Columbia leads the country with a whopping 31.5 square feet of LEED-certified square feet of space per person in 2011. Colorado ranked number two overall, and was the top-ranked state with 2.7 square feet per person. Illinois, Virginia, Washington State, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, California, New York State, and Minnesota rounded out the top ten rankings. California had the most space to earn LEED certification in 2011, with more than 71.5 million square feet. The USGBC’s LEED certification program is recognized across the U.S. and world as the foremost system to design, construc...

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