USGBC Issues Report on Green Housing

Washington, DC, June 23, 2014 -- The U.S. Green Building Council estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and continues to grow steadily, according to the organization’s LEED in Motion: Residential report.

The report also details the U.S. states with the most LEED-certified homes, with California in the number one spot followed by New York and Texas.

The report explores the multiple LEED rating systems for different types of homes, including new single-family homes as well as new and existing low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise multifamily buildings. USGBC is also developing a rating system for existing single-family homes.