Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Top 10 States for LEED in 2016

USGBC announces the top 10 states for green building projects.
Source: United States Green Building Council

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its annual list of the top 10 states for LEED, which recognizes states at the forefront of sustainable design, construction and renovation in 2016. The list is based on a combination of 2010 Census data and certified green building projects within each state.

"LEED guides our buildings, cities, communities and neighborhoods to become more resource - and energy-efficient, healthier for occupants and more competitive in the market place," Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC, said in a recent press release.

The list assesses the total square feet of LEED-certified space per resident of the state. It encourages developers to think outside of the box with design while creating low-cost, low energy solutions.

USGBC put together an infographic presenting LEED statistics in 2016. Spoiler alert: Massachusetts ranks number one in certified green building projects per capita.

Source: United States Green Building Council

To see the full list - and if your state made the top 10 - visit USGBC's official site. For more information about how to get LEED certified, visit Zack Academy's LEED homepage.

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