Some of the highlights include:
- Approximately 4.3 million U.S. residents live and work in LEED-certified buildings
- Sources show LEED-rated properties are worth more than those properties that are not LEED-rated and that people searching for properties are more likely to rank LEED-certified buildings on the top of their desirables list
- Solar panels will shortly return to the roof of The White House after 32 years
Green Education Services’ home state of New York boasts 11,417 LEED Professionals, 757 LEED Certified commercial buildings and 1,591 LEED Certified residential units.
Here are additional highlights from other leading states:
- Ranked #1 in total LEED commercial buildings
- The state has 5995 LEED certified residential units
- In terms of land, CA has 316 LEED certified square feet
- Ranked #2 in total LEED commercial buildings
- They have 9650 LEED professionals
- Ranked # 7 in total LEED commercial buildings
- The state has 8635 LEED professionals
- LEED Certified K-12 and Higher Education projects: 114
- Ranked #13 in total LEED commercial buildings
- They have 6324 LEED professionals
- 486 LEED certified commercial buildings
All of these states are pulling together with the aim to improve the sustainability of building projects. Next year, they hope for increased figures, moving towards a greener America.
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