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USGBC Names Top 10 States for LEED in 2020

The U.S. Green Building Council released its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED green build-ing with Massachusetts leading the country in 2020 with the most certified square feet per capita. Across the top states, more than 60% of certifications were office, healthcare, higher education and K-12 projects. Collectively, the 2020 rankings represent 1,171 certified LEED buildings and spaces and more than 100,000 green building workers.

    

While offices, education and healthcare projects accounted for a majority of certifications, warehouses, distribution centers, multifamily and retail projects represented almost 20%. Also, almost half of all projects were certified Gold, indicating a commitment to a high level of certification.

    

The top 10 states for LEED green building is based on gross square feet of certified space per person using 2010 U.S. census data and includes commercial and institutional projects certified in 2020. The top 10 states, in order, are Massachusetts, Washington, Illinois, Colorado, New York, Maryland, California, Virginia, Texas and Nevada.

    

This year, USGBC also released a ranking of states with the most LEED professionals with California taking the top spot. In order, the top 10 states for LEED professionals in 2020 are California, New York, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Virginia, Colorado, Washington and Pennsylvania.

    

More information about LEED certification and green building is available at usgbc.org.

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