Texas among top 10 states for LEED-certified space
Dallas Business Journal – by Washington Business Journal
Friday, January 20, 2012
Texas is among the top 10 states in the U.S. for its square footage of commercial and institutional green buildings per capita.
The U.S. Green Building Council is out with its annual list of Top 10 states for LEED-certified Commercial Property Per Capita, and Texas ranks No. 8 with 1.99 square feet of LEED-certified space per resident in 2011.
In all, Texas boasts 50 million square feet of LEED-certified development.
Washington, D.C., ranked first with 31.50 square feet of LEED-certifed space for each resident.
The USGBC counts nearly 19 million square feet of LEED-certified construction in D.C., compared to 71.5 million green square feet in California, ranking California ninth on the per capita list, as 1.92 square feet per resident.