The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it is celebrating a LEED milestone, it surpassed 100,000 registered and certified LEED commercial projects.
“In 1998, we created LEED to measure and define what green building meant, and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable buildings,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO at USGBC. “Today, millions of us are living, working and learning in LEED-certified buildings around the world. These spaces are using less energy and water, mitigating the environmental burden on their communities, saving money and offering the people who occupy them a better quality of life. This latest milestone demonstrates how the global green building community is delivering on the vision we set forth more than 20 years ago with better buildings and spaces that equal better lives.”
The latest green building trends and practices will be discussed during the Greenbuild Conference and Expo, Nov. 19-22 in Atlanta. Education sessions, keynote speeches and networking opportunities will provide green building and sustainability professionals with information about the future of green building and LEED.