USGBC Certifies Its 50,000th Housing Unit

Washington, DC, Jan. 24, 2014 -- The U.S. Green Building Council said it has certified its 50,000th green housing unit.

Since the launch of the LEED for Homes rating system in 2007, the green building program has grown from 392 housing units LEED-certified in 2007 to 15,000 and 17,000 housing units in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Of the 50,000-plus certified units, 74% are within multifamily buildings, while 44% are classified as affordable housing.

There are also more than 82,000 units under construction and in the pipeline for LEED certification.

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