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New report: 4.3 million people live and work in LEED-certified buildings

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Download the report, LEED in Motion: People and Progress - exclusively for USGBC members.

Are you one of 4.3 million?

For the first time, in the opening installment of our LEED in Motion report series, we’ve estimated the total number of people who live and work in LEED-certified buildings (4.3 million)—as well as the number of people who experience (including retail patrons, students, etc.) a LEED-certified building on any given day (6.2 million). These numbers help quantify the massive amount of people who benefit from healthier, more efficient LEED buildings every single day—and we’re pretty excited about it. 

Our new report series, LEED in Motion, provides a snapshot of the LEED and green building movements, equipping readers with the numbers and insight they need to build the case for sustainability. This first report, LEED in Motion: People and Progress, with a foreword written by Platinum level member company Hines, highlights the vast network driving green building forward; focusing on building occupants, LEED Professionals, USGBC members and chapters. 

The LEED in Motion report series is available for download exclusively for USGBC members. Highlights from the first report include:

  • USGBC estimates that more than 4.3 million people live and work in LEED-certified buildings, with more than 6.2 million people experiencing a LEED-certified project each day.
  • USGBC estimates that there are 93,120 bedrooms in the 10,714 LEED-certified single-family homes and 1,236 LEED-certified multifamily buildings.
  • Global presence of LEED Professionals: Outside the U.S., Canada leads in LEED credentials held (6,361) followed by South Korea (874) and China (779). 

Stay tuned for more breaking research in the next two LEED in Motion reports, Places and Policies & Impacts and Innovation, slated for release later this year. 


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Jennifer Easton

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

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