Once Again Though, None Surpass Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced 2019's Top 10 States for LEED green building, which is based on the number of LEED certified square feet that were added, per person, in the last year and Colorado came out on top as it did in 2011.
According to the USGBC, the states in this year's list have a total population of over 105 million people (almost a third of the total U.S. population), "including more than 80,000 LEED green building professionals with the skills to support the sustainable transformation of buildings."
"As we embark on a new decade, the USGBC community is focused on helping more projects get on the path to LEED certification and a more sustainable future," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. "Over the last year, the Top 10 states have certified projects that serve as incredible examples of how green building can create more sustainable and resilient spaces that improve our living standard. There is still much work to be done, but the progress made across these states shows us that our work is having a tangible impact on people's lives. As we enter our next chapter, we are committed to helping more buildings, cities and communities improve their sustainability performance through LEED."