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3 billion square feet — but who's counting?

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At USGBC, we've had no shortage of notable milestones of late. Beyond the launch of LEED v4 in November, an extraordinary accomplishment that's poised to push the green building industry to new heights, we also certified our 20,000th commercial project in December and crossed the 50,000 LEED-certified homes mark in January.

And today, we announced that we reached 3 billion square feet of certified commercial and institutional space, after reaching 2 billion square feet in July 2012 and 1 billion in November 2010.

There's no question we've come a long way since LEED launched 14 years ago, and this achievement got us thinking about other notable "3 billions" out there. Here's a few:

Any other big-time "3 billions" you know of? Share in the comments below.

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Jacob Kriss

Media Specialist U.S. Green Building Council

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