Ranked on a per capita basis, Illinois was the top state in new LEED green-building certifications in 2013, according to a new “Top 10″ list.
Ohio appears to be paying the price for its green schools success – the chemical industry is targeting the state’s use of LEED certification standards.
The marketing advantages that come with green labels spur developers to reach for higher performance standards when they design and build sustainable buildings.
Ohio officials say the data shows savings in energy and money with LEED schools, and the program provides “a healthier indoor environment.”
Passive House, Minergie, LEED Platinum – Karuna House in Yamhill County, Ore., has become the first in the world to claim all three certifications.
The U.S. Green Building Council says LEED v4 will bring “better, cleaner, healthier buildings where people live and work.”
Launched in 2000, the U.S. Green Building Council says the number of commercial projects in the LEED program globally has gone from zero to nearly 60,000.
The “Building Health Initiative” in Northern California looks to emphasize improving human health – not just saving energy and water – through green building.
The industry-backed Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes certification program is as good as LEED, according to the Government Services Administration.
The pieces are in place for 375 kilowatts of solar power production at Levi’s Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers beginning in 2014.