There are more than 60,000 LEED-certified projects worldwide, according to a new report released by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The second installment of the “LEED in Motion” series says there are more than 10.6 billion square feet of buildings certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design around the world.
Outside of the United States, the most LEED-certified structures are in Canada, India, China, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil, the council said in the report, titled “Places and Policies.”
“This LEED in Motion report outlines the global, regional and local impact of LEED and the policy work that is driving it,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chairman of the USGBC. “LEED was not designed with a single paradigm, project or country in mind. It’s adaptable and flexible and changes with the market. And it’s a testament to the leaders around the world who use it.”
The report is available to USGBC member organizations. Details are available here.
“LEED is a global phenomenon,” said Scot Horst, the council’s senior vice president of LEED. “People spend 90 percent of their lives indoors; a healthy, resource-friendly and environmentally sound indoor environment contributes to the health, happiness and well-being of people and is something people from countries across the globe are finding value in.”
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