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.
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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.