Green Buildings - LEED-certified buildings: 2B square feet worldwide.
- Green Buildings - LEED-certified buildings: 2B square feet worldwide
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) said Thursday that more than 2
billion square feet of commercial projects have been certified
worldwide through its LEED green building program. An additional 7
billion square feet is in the pipeline.
“In communities around the globe, leaders from every sector of the
building industry are reinventing their local landscapes with
buildings that enliven and bolster the health of our environment,
communities and local economies,” said Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC president,
CEO and founding chair, in a news release. “The journey to this
milestone has energized our economy — funneling $554 billion annually
into the U.S. economy alone — and has helped support 7.9 million jobs
across the U.S.”
LEED certifies 2 million square feet of commercial building space
daily in more than 130 countries. Nearly 50,000 commercial projects
are participating in LEED, and nearly 23,000 homes across the U.S.
have earned certification through the LEED for Homes program, with
nearly 86,000 more units in the pipeline.