Canada Claims Most LEED-Certified Space Outside of U.S.

05/02/2014 |

Canada has most LEED-certified space outside of U.S.

Canada boasts the most LEED-certified space outside of the U.S., according to a new list compiled by the USGBC. Collectively, Canada is home to 4,068 total LEED-registered and -certified projects, representing 58.66 million total gross square meters (GSM) of LEED space.

To date, project teams in more than 140 countries and territories have implemented LEED in their building projects.

A few notable certified projects from nations on the list include:

  • Canada: 100 Wellington Street West Tower at the Dominion Centre in Toronto, LEED Platinum, the first project in the city to achieve Platinum certification under LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance.
  • China: Haworth Showroom in the Parkview Green in Beijing, LEED Gold, the first project to certify under LEED v4, the latest version of LEED.
  • India: ITC Maurya Hotel in New Delhi, built in 1977, Platinum under LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance
  • South Korea: Samsung GREEN TOMORROW, the first LEED Platinum project in East Asia.
  • Taiwan: Taipei 101, one of the tallest buildings in the world, LEED Platinum under LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance.


Rank Nation GSM of LEED-certified space (million) Total GSM of LEED-certified and registered space (millions) Total number of LEED-certified and registered projects
1 Canada 17.74 58.66 4,068
2 China 14.30 96.22 1,638
3 India 11.64 66.22 1,657
4 South Korea 3.84 16.61 242
5 Taiwan 2.98 6.97 114
6 Germany 2.90 7.32 365
7 Brazil 2.85 23.24 829
8 Singapore 2.16 3.86 91
9 United Arab Emirates 1.82 47.16 850
10 Finland 1.45 3.56 148

Collectively, more than 59,000 commercial and institutional projects are participating in LEED, representing 967 million GSM of construction space worldwide.

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