Washington, DC, April 9, 2014 -- The U.S. Green Building Council said that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED certification worldwide.
“This milestone is the result of leaders across our industry making the business and environmental case for healthy, sustainable buildings,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair.
“More than 4.3 million people live and work in LEED buildings. As our numbers continue to gain momentum, the impact is significant — jobs are created, revenue is generated and well-being is prioritized — proving every day that LEED works.”
McGraw-Hill estimates that green construction will comprise half of U.S. construction and be worth up to $248 billion by 2016.