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03/04/2011

Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings

 
The USGBC has released a list of the top 10 LEED states in 2010.

The USGBC has released the 2010 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings.  The District of Columbia comes out on top nationally, with 25 square feet of LEED-certified space per person.

“Using per capita, versus the more traditional numbers of projects, or pure square footage, is a reminder to all of us that the people who live and work, learn and play in buildings should be what we care about most,” says USGBC SVP of LEED, Scot Horst.  “2010 was a difficult year for most of the building industry, but in many areas, the hunger for sustainable development kept the markets moving.” 

The top 10 LEED states per capita, including District of Columbia:

  • District of Columbia: 25.15 sf 
  • Nevada: 10.92 sf 
  • New Mexico: 6.35 sf 
  • New Hampshire: 4.49 sf 
  • Oregon: 4.07 sf 
  • South Carolina: 3.19 sf 
  • Washington: 3.16 sf 
  • Illinois: 3.09 sf 
  • Arkansas: 2.9 sf 
  • Colorado: 2.85 sf 
  • Minnesota: 2.77 sf

The USGBC LEED green building certification system currently has over 40,000 projects participating in commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, with 7.9 billion square feet of construction space in the 50 states and 117 countries. 

LEED has been “hitting home” as well, with over 45,000 homes certified under the LEED for Homes rating system. 

The most common type of project on the top 10 LEED list was the commercial office, and the most common owner type a for-profit organization.

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08/21/2014

The Department of Energy has released two reports which indicate wind turbine installations and efficiency is growing while prices drop. 

08/20/2014

The NHL has partnered with the NRDC to release their first sustainability report. 

08/19/2014

A new battery has been developed that is free of toxic materials and longer lasting than its more expensive competitors.

08/14/2014

A new study shows that emergency communications that don't specify the threat could be doing more harm than good.

08/13/2014

Natural light's benefits to workers extend far beyond the workday.

08/12/2014

Will a "Little Box" change the future of electricity?

08/07/2014

Could your building withstand an F3 tornado repeatedly?

08/06/2014

Make sure your conference room is properly outfitted with a projection system that meets your occupants' needs.

08/04/2014

The update to the Building Energy Quotient program includes more building types and a new methodology to measure "In Operation" buildings.

07/31/2014

Improper lockdown security may leave your building and occupants vulnerable

07/29/2014

Is the American energy policy lagging behind the rest of the world?

07/22/2014

How to keep building occupants safe during the hot season.

07/21/2014

Spaces grow denser as the industry emerges from a slump.

07/18/2014

Study ranks states on fuel and consumption.

07/16/2014

Enhance cleaning practices at your educational facilities.

07/11/2014

Tenants have low tolerance for even one pest sighting, a new survey reveals.

07/10/2014

Battery installations will fuel federal research.

07/03/2014

An ongoing pilot program targets carbon neutrality.

06/27/2014

Potential substitute chemicals boast a low global warming potential.

06/26/2014

Tap into the DOE’s new data stream for renewable energy.

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