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Washington a LEED-er in green building

March 04, 2011
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WASHINGTON — Washington leads the nation when it comes to so-called green structures, according to the United Press International.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification program and says the District of Columbia has more than 25 square feet of LEED-certified space per capita, the article noted.
The capital is followed by Nevada, the council says, with 11 square feet per person: Other states in the top 10 are New Mexico, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, Illinois, Arkansas, Colorado and Minnesota, the article stated.
According to the article, more than 40,000 projects currently participate in the commercial and institutional LEED ratings, making up more than 7.9 billion square feet.

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