Green Buildings in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts

Published by T. Wang, Jul 4, 2018
As the demand for more sustainable building options increases, green construction has become increasingly profitable and desirable within the global construction market. The green building market is anticipated to be among the fastest growing industries worldwide. The number of LEED-certified projects in the United States rose from 296 certifications in 2006 up to over 65,000 in 2017.

Green building systems like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard will likely continue to drive demand for green building projects. In order to achieve green building certification, a green building project must fulfill a number of requirements, such as energy and resource-efficiency and the use of sustainable building materials. The U.S. government has adopted LEED and other similar green buildings certifications for public buildings.

LEED is one of the most popular green building certification programs worldwide, with more than 82 thousand LEED projects in 162 countries and territories. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), it provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions. In addition, obtaining a LEED-certification projects a positive environmental image to the community. LEED addresses five focused areas: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality. Studies have shown that workers in these environments have increased labor productivity, job retention and days worked.

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