Infographic: How LEED has changed face of U.S. construction

The green building industry has grown considerably in just the last few years.

Helping lead the way for builders, designers and others focused on constructing high-performance structureshasbeen Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED.

The program has changed the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated. Leaders around the world have made LEED the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings, with around 2.2 million square feet being certified daily.

LEED works for all buildings—from homes to corporate headquarters—at all phases of development. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: certified, silver,goldand platinum.

The infographic below by details how much the green building market has expanded and how necessary the development has been.

Topics: Architectural Firms, Associations / Organizations, Building Owners and Managers, Certifications, Construction Firms, Consulting - Green & Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Energy Saving Products, Engineering Firms, Great Commercial Buildings, Healthy & Comfortable Buildings, Office Buildings, Sustainable Communities, Technology, Urban Planning and Design, USGBC

Companies: U.S. Green Building Council

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