LEED reached another milestone recently when the certification program surpassed 100,000 commercial projects.
“In 1998, we created LEED to measure and define what green building meant, and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable buildings,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “This latest milestone demonstrates how the global green building community is delivering on the vision we set forth more than 20 years ago with better buildings and spaces that equal better lives.”
LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. With more than 2.6 million sf of space being certified each day, millions of people around the world have access to LEED spaces.
Currently, buildings account for almost 40% of global energy-related carbon. The continued adoption of LEED and certification is imperative to decarbonize buildings, communities, and cities, according to a news release from the U.S. Green Building Council.