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IL native and #USGBC numbers aficionado @robbtufts reflects on home state's big win in #Top10LEED

IL native and #USGBC numbers aficionado @robbtufts reflects on home state's big win in #Top10LEED

I could not be prouder of the Land of Lincoln. For the second year in a row, my home state of Illinois has topped the list of states with the most LEED-certified gross square footage per capita certified during the year. In 2014, GBCI certified 174 projects with a combined total of over 42 million gross square feet—and not all of those projects are located in the upper east corner of the state. Many of these LEED projects are located downstate in Central Illinois. There were projects certified in Peoria, Champaign, and Decatur. But the highlight of all the projects certified last year, in my opinion, was the West Wing of the Illinois State Capitol . The West Wing of the capitol building undertook a major renovation that started in 2009 and finished at the end of 2013 with GBCI certifying the project in 2014. Not only did the renovation seek to restore this portion of the b...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/land-lincoln-leads-leed

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