Top 10 LEED States

By Krista Payne
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If you have been reading anything lately about design or architecture, you can’t miss the new buzz word-LEED. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

The 2010 Census information has released its 2010 list of top states for LEED-certified structures per capita.  The top states on terms of square feet per person are:

  • Washington DC     25.15
  • Nevada     6.35
  • New Mexico     6.35
  • New Hampshire    4.49
  • Oregon     4.07
  • South Carolina     3.19
  • Washington     3.16
  • Illinois     3.09
  • Arkansas     2.9
  • Colorado     2.85
  • Minnesota     2.77

 

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