The U.S. Green Building Council has announced that the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green building program surpassed two billion square feet. An additional seven billion square feet is currently in the pipeline across the globe as registered projects.
LEED, the most widely recognized and used green building program, is certifying two million square feet of commercial building space each day in more than 130 countries. Today, nearly 50,000 commercial projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising the nine billion square feet of construction space.
Shaw Contract Group carpet contributes to the LEED Green Building Rating System™ through use of recycled content, adherence to stringent indoor air quality standards, and innovation in design though Cradle to Cradle and NSF 140 certification. A few of the most notable projects that leverage Shaw Contract Group products include Aflac, CBRE, Bank of America, The Dali Museum and Steelcase.