Washington, DC, Heads List of Top Ten Green States
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March 7 Washington, DC, leads the nation in LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings on a per-capita basis, but states from all regions of the country are among the top ten, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The top-ten list is based on U.S. 2010 Census information.
The District of Columbia had more than 25 sq. ft. of LEED-certified space per person as of 2010. Nevada was the leading state, with 10.92 sq. ft. per person. Other top states include New Mexico, New Hampshire and Oregon.
The LEED per-capita top ten includes:
Read the USGBC news release.
- District of Columbia: 25.15 sq. ft.
- Nevada: 10.92 sq. ft.
- New Mexico: 6.35 sq. ft.
- New Hampshire: 4.49 sq. ft.
- Oregon: 4.07 sq. ft.
- South Carolina: 3.19 sq. ft.
- Washington: 3.16 sq. ft.
- Illinois: 3.09 sq. ft.
- Arkansas: 2.9 sq. ft.
- Colorado: 2.85 sq. ft.
- Minnesota: 2.77 sq. ft.