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USGBC Reports 19% Growth in LEED Market

LEED Certified Homes Hits All-Time High

USGBC Reports 19% Growth in LEED Market

Construction of green multi-family and single-family homes will continue to grow through 2022, according to USGBC.


The U.S. Green Building Council has released a report showing that green LEED-certified homes have grown 19% since 2017 and are at an all-time high with nearly 500,000 single family, multi-family and affordable housing LEED-certified units globally and more than 400,000 units located in the U.S. The findings were released in USGBC's new report: LEED in Motion: Residential.

"One of the most important investments a person will make is in their home, and the quality of these spaces can have a direct impact on an individual's health and well-being," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. "As an industry, we want to find ways to raise everyone's living standard, so we need to prioritize the construction and remodeling of homes so that they are not only environmentally friendly, but they also have the power to improve the quality of life for all human beings."

USGBC's report also outlines the top 10 states for LEED certified homes in the U.S., with California coming in at number one with nearly 40,000 certified residential units. Texas comes in second with close to 25,000 units.

Top 10 States for LEED- certified residential units include:

• Calif. - 39,296
• Texas - 24,598
• N.Y. - 10,876
• Wash. - 10,521
• Colo. - 8,091
• N.J. - 7,646
• Ohio - 7,402
• Ore. - 6,729
• Md. - 5,966
• Ga. - 5,891

In April, USGBC opened registration for LEED v4.1 Residential to help keep pace with changing trends and technologies.

To learn more about LEED and review the certification resources, click here: https://new.usgbc.org/leed-v41#residential.



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