U.S. Ranks on LEED Green Building Projects

Research from the U.S. Green Building Council has favorable results on environmental practices across the country. The LEED in Motion: Places and Policies report finds there are some 17, 400 certified commercial and institutional projects, representing 2.3 billion square feet in the U.S., and another 29,599 registered (pursuing LEED but not yet certified) projects, representing 4.4 billion square feet. This article on EnvironmentalLeader.com contains interesting figures on decreased energy and water uses and lower greenhouse gas emissions.