27 Mar '12, 5pm

LEED-Certified Green Building Projects Hit 12,000 Mark

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that the 12,000th commercial project has earned LEED certification. Since its launch in 2000, the LEED green building program has been transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, operated and maintained. "Twelve years after the first 12 projects earned LEED certification, the green building community has reached a significant milestone," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "The momentum for green buildings is rippling around the globe, enhancing the built environment for generations to come." The 12,000th project is the LEED Gold Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Paid for by the Recovery Act and rebuilt after the original facility was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008, the facility will house new wildlife exhibits, an environmental education center and National Parks e...

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