LEED-Certified Building Stock Surpasses Two Billion Square Feet Worldwide

LEED-Certified Building Stock Surpasses Two Billion Square Feet Worldwide

The total footprint of commercial projects certified under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED green building program surpassed two billion square feet. An additional seven billion square feet is currently in the pipeline across the globe as registered projects.

"In communities around the globe, leaders from every sector of the building industry are reinventing their local landscapes with buildings that enliven and bolster the health of our environment, communities and local economies," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC.

"The journey to this milestone has energized our economy-funneling $554 billion annually into the U.S. economy alone-and has helped support 7.9 million jobs across the U.S."

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