Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Top 10 Countries in the World with LEED Certified Projects

LEED certification
Infographic from usgbc.org/
Green building and LEED certification projects have been growing globally. The United States is currently leading the world in green building, and it appears to be a global imperative to go green. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998 for the design, construction, and operation of buildings and homes. The United States ranks the highest with over 595 million gross square meters of LEED registered and certified buildings.

Currently, the top 10 countries with the most LEED registered and certified projects are as follows, as reported by USGBC:

  1. The United States- 44,270 projects
  2. Canada- 4,212
  3. China- 1,516
  4. United Arab Emirates- 808
  5. Brazil- 638
  6. India- 405
  7. Mexico- 322
  8. Germany- 299
  9. Turkey- 194
  10. Republic of Korea- 188

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