USGBC surpasses 92M m2 of LEED green building space

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it has surpassed 92.9M m2 (1B sf) of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) commercial green building space recertified under LEED. Photo © Bigstock

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it has surpassed 92.9M m2 (1Bsf) of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) commercial green building space.

This LEED milestone is being celebrated at the annual Greenbuild conference, which kicked off the week of September 20 in San Diego. Over the last year, the green building industry has reached several milestones, indicating that green building continues to be an important topic as it provides a foundation that supports people and businesses and helps us adapt during a crisis.

LEED milestones in 2021:

• More than 92.9M m2 of recertified LEED space

• Nearly 2.2B m2 (24B sf) LEED registered and certified

• 110,000 projects participating in LEED

• More than 56.7M m2 (610 million sf) of LEED certified residential space

This year’s Greenbuild conference features the Women in Green luncheon and USGBC sessions that focus on LEED Zero, LEED v4.1, Arc, LEED for Cities, ESG and decarbonization.

The USGBC team will be on hand at booth 5107 in the expo hall to answer questions on membership, LEED, Arc, education, credentialing, advocacy and more.

LEED, one of the most widely used green building rating systems in the world, is available for virtually all building and interior space types. LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.

LEED recertification is a recognized effort to measure energy, water, waste, and transportation performance, as well as the human experience of LEED projects. Recertification enables owners to protect their sustainability investments over time.

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