Does your state make the list? The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its annual list of the top 10 states for new LEED certifications in 2012. The list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional buildings certified under LEED, through which approximately 2.2 billion square feet of space has been certified worldwide through 2012.
“Securing a spot on this list is a remarkable achievement for everyone involved in the green building movement in these states,” says Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “From architects and designers to local chapter advocates, their collective efforts have brought sustainable building design and use to the forefront of the national discussion on the environment, and I applaud their efforts to create a healthier present and future for the people of their states.”
The District of Columbia tops the rankings again with 36.97 square feet of LEED space certified per resident in 2012.
Top 5 LEED States of 2012
Shaw Contract Group Flooring is featured in many LEED certified projects including (clockwise from top left) Aflac, CBRE, IIDA Headquarters and Bank of America.
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On September 29, 2012, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council will host the first annual Green Apple Day of Service. For one day, advocates from around the world will come together in support of healthy, sustainable schools by taking action in their community. When you look at our educational spaces, you see outdated buildings in need of repairs, burdened with unsafe toxins, dwindling budgets and outdated resources – in place of opportunity and progress. The Center for Green Schools was established to drive the transformation of all learning environments into safe, engaging, and comfortable facilities that enhance kid’s ability to learn and teacher’s ability to teach.
To register your school or to find a participating school near you, got to MyGreenApple.org. Stay tuned to see how Shaw Contract Group will lend a hand in support of schools.