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Outstanding projects around the world

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LEED projects can be found in over 140 countries and territories around the world and on six out of seven continents — there are no LEED projects in Antarctica, but you never know what the future holds. 

East Asia

Haworth Showroom in the Parkview Green (Beijing, China), the first project in the world to certify under LEED v4, the latest version of LEED



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Sello Shopping Center (Esbo, Finland), the first European shopping mall to receive LEED Gold


Latin America and Caribbean

Castelao Arena (Fortaleza, Brazil), the first 2014 World Cup stadium to earn LEED certification


South Asia

ITC Maurya Hotel (New Delhi, India) built in 1977, Platinum under LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance


Middle East and North Africa

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Thuwal, Saudi Arabia) SA’s first LEED certified project and, at the time of its certification, was the world’s largest LEED Platinum project.



The World Bank Office (Juba/South Sudan) a winner of USGBC's LEED Earth Campaign, and the first-of-its-kind green building in Central Africa.



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Pixel Building (Carlton, Australia), highest scoring LEED for New Construction project in the world


LEED Earth

In June 2013, USGBC launched the LEED Earth campaign, offering free certification to the first projects to certify in the more than 100 countries where LEED has yet to take root. Additionally, LEED Earth is offering free LEED certification to the first Platinum project—in any country--to certify using the newest version of LEED. 

Since its launch, 15 projects in various nations have earned free certification, including Venezuela and Kuwait. To learn more, visit






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Selina Holmes

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Junior Consultant, ecocentric cc
hi, im looking to see if the are any leed for homes projects certified in Southern Africa
Manager, LLC
Greetings Selina, Can you tell me if there are any LEED certified buildings in Ecuador, South America? Best regards.
Director of LEED Support, U.S. Green Building Council
Yes - it looks like there are four LEED Certified projects in Ecuador. See here:

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