The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently released the 2011 list for the top 10 states with LEED-certified green buildings per capita.
The list is based on the U.S. 2010 Census information, which names the District of Columbia as the leader in green building with more than 31 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2011. Colorado was named the leading state, with 2.74 square feet per person.
Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair of the USGBC stated “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.” He added that “These states should be recognized for working to reinvent their local building landscapes with buildings that enliven and bolster the health of our environment, communities and local economies.”
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the internationally recognized mark of green building excellence. LEED buildings currently comprise over 8 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 120 participating countries. To learn more about LEED certification, visit the USGBC website here.
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