Capital tops LEED-certified building space per capita

Source: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

The District of Columbia and Nevada lead the USGBC’s 2010 list of the top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. The nation’s capital has 25 square feet of LEED-certified space per person, Nevada 10.92 square feet; New Mexico, New Hampshire and Oregon follow with 4 to 6 square feet. Rounding out the list, with LEED-certified space per capita in the 2.7 to 3.2 square feet range, are South Carolina, Washington, Illinois, Arkansas, Colorado and Minnesota.

The LEED commercial and institutional building certification system spans 40,000-plus projects, comprising nearly 8 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states plus 117 countries. The full LEED-certified project list is posted at