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Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings in 2010

Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings in 2010
© Rainer Viertlboeck
© Rainer Viertlboeck

Where does your State rank among the USGBC’s Top 10? Comparing LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita within the United States the District of Columbia turned in the highest per capita/per person ratio of 25.15 square feet.   Commercial office type and for-profit organization owner type where the most common, as was Chicago and Washington DC for the most represented cities on the list.

Following are the top ten LEED states per capita:

1. Nevada: 10.92 sf 2. New Mexico: 6.35 sf 3. New Hampshire: 4.49 sf 4. Oregon: 4.07 sf 5. South Carolina: 3.19 sf 6. Washington: 3.16 sf 7. Illinois: 3.09 sf 8. Arkansas: 2.9 sf 9.Colorado: 2.85 sf 10. Minnesota: 2.77 sf

“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. 2010 was a difficult year for most of the building industry, but in many areas, the hunger for sustainable development kept the markets moving,” shared Scot Horst, USGBC SVP of LEED.

For the full report click here.

Cite: Kelly Minner. "Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings in 2010" 11 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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