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Introducing 12,000: A Milestone for LEED

Published on Written by , Jennifer Easton Posted in LEED
Source: Bernard Freeman, Division of Engineering Chief for the SW Region USFWS
Source: Bernard Freeman, Division of Engineering Chief for the SW Region USFWS

Twelve years after the first LEED certifications in 2000, today we announced the 12,000th commercial project has been certified (!). Without a doubt, this calls for celebration: If you've worked on one of these 12,000 LEED-certified projects, we invite you to join the conga line forming around our headquarters in Washington, DC (please call ahead, though). Thank you for tipping the green building scales to 12,000 - and thank you for your commitment to building better, healthier, greener buildings.

Without further ado, we give you number 12,000: The LEED Gold Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Paid for by the Recovery Act and rebuilt after the original facility was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008, the facility will house new wildlife exhibits, an environmental education center, and National Parks employees.

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Jennifer Easton

Marketing & Communications Project Manager U.S. Green Building Council

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Principal / CEO, Green Building Pages

This is exciting!

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