the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Articles
  3. Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings in 2010

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.

About this author
Kelly Minner
Cite: Kelly Minner. "Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings in 2010" 11 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments