23 Jan '12, 8am

Top 10 U.S. States For LEED-Certified Buildings

Top 10 U.S. States For LEED-Certified Buildings

Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita. Using data from the 2010 census, it was found that the District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2011. Colorado is the leading state, with 2.74 square feet of green building space per person in 2011. “Looking past the bricks and mortar, people are at the heart of what buildings are all about,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC. “Examining the per capita value of LEED square footage in these states allows us to focus on what matters most – the human element of green buildings.” Below is the complete list of Top 10 U.S. States for LEED-Certified Buildings…is your state on the list? Notable newly certified projects in 2011 ...

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