Top 10 States for LEED Building Certifications
Each year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) releases it’s annual ranking of the Top 10 U.S. States that added the most LEED Certified buildings. With the growing importance of sustainability, more than 400 million square feet of LEED Certified space is added every year.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Design, is a green building rating system. Used worldwide, projects earn points toward across several categories by implementing green building strategies. The top U.S. States ranked in order from 1-10 were Massachusetts, Illinois, New York, California, Maryland, Georgia, Colorado, Virginia, Texas, and Oregon.
Washington DC Leads in Green Buildings Per Capita
While not a state, Washington D.C. consistently takes top honors for the most green buildings per capita. With over 46 GSF Per Capita of LEED Certified space, Washington DC is the “greenest” city in America.