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U.S. Green Building Council Releases Annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED

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Source: Smart Grid Observer

January 23, 2018 --

Recently (1/22), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creators of the LEED green building program, announced the Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED. The list recognizes markets outside the U.S. that are using LEED to create healthier, more sustainable spaces that work to improve quality of life. China tops the list, for markets outside of the U.S., followed by Canada and India.

The list represents 6,657 LEED-certified projects totaling more than 158 million square meters of space globally and ranks countries and regions in terms of cumulative LEED-certified gross square meters as of Dec. 31, 2017. China remained in the top spot with more than 47 million gross square meters, and for the first time Mexico appears on the Top 10 list with more 5.6 million gross square meters.

'LEED is a full-scale global movement and plays a key role in helping cities, communities and countries manage their built environment,' said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the global certifying body for LEED projects. 'When we prioritize green buildings we are committing to creating spaces that perform at the highest levels, conserving resources and enhancing human health. The work being done in each of these markets is raising the bar for the global market.'

 

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