Wednesday, May 7, 2014

USGBC Releases LEED Data for Each State

New York State Market Brief
The USGBC recently launched online data visualizations called "State Market Briefs" on their advocacy page. This new resource shows real-time green building data for each state, including cumulative LEED registrations since 2000, the breakdown by LEED accreditation, USGBC memberships,  and the number of LEED projects total. Anyone can now observe the impact of LEED in any state with this new data resource.

"Our state-level market briefs demonstrate USGBC's commitment to data and information transparency at an important level of granularity. You can't find this data anywhere else in the market," said Mahesh Ramanujam, chief operating officer, USGBC. "The choice to build green buildings is simple. These state-level data visualizations make it even simpler."

This new application marks a tremendous step forward for transparency and advocacy. Anyone will be able to take a detailed look at the green market and green building industry. According to the USGBC: "The dynamic market briefs for each state were created to supply green building advocates with on-the-ground information to tell robust stories about the multifaceted benefits of LEED green buildings. Each market brief acts as a state-level barometer of economic activity taking place in an industry that McGraw-Hill projects could be worth up to $248 billion and represent more than half of all commercial and institutional construction in the U.S. by 2016."

"Working at the state level, I see story after story of LEED success in North Carolina," said Emily Scofield, executive director, USGBC North Carolina Chapter. "The state market briefs are really useful to us in the way that they aggregate individual successes into crisp numbers that have a real impact on our conversations with businesses and policymakers.

You can view this data or download it as a PDF by visiting: http://www.usgbc.org/advocacy/market-brief