State market briefs: Green building data that’s quick, easy and in REAL TIME!
Nothing speaks more clearly than good data. The Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) platform proves this every day. USGBC is excited to announce the release of a supplement to GBIG’s already robust data offerings with an update to the state market briefs. The enhanced state market briefs are dashboards that provide a quick look at state-specific LEED and USGBC data. Better access to data is just another way USGBC and the LEED green building certification program continue to drive market transformation.
LEED has fundamentally transformed the way buildings are designed, constructed, retrofitted and maintained, creating a new industry that’s committed to delivering better, more efficient and cost-effective buildings. LEED is a voluntary, private-sector-driven standard embraced by businesses in all industry sectors because it generates real financial value.
Today, more than 58,000 commercial and institutional projects are participating in LEED, comprising more than 10.7 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and more than 140 countries and territories. In addition, more than 53,000 housing units have been certified using the LEED for Homes rating system.
Green building is good for the bottom line and creates demand for products, services and jobs that have a record of delivering better, high-performing, healthier and more environmentally responsible building outcomes. In turn, these market forces — driven primarily by LEED project activity — spur innovation, inspire competition, optimize efficiency, reduce costs and raise consumer expectations and awareness.
So, what data points tell your state’s green building story? Click the image below to go to the landing page for the state market briefs. Then, choose your state, and the brief will automatically update with all of the most up-to-date information. You can hover over any point on a graph to get specific information. To print the market brief, click on the export button (an icon at the bottom of the visualization that resembles a tray with an arrow in the middle) and choose to save as PDF. Open the PDF to print or share from the Adobe Reader file.
*If you are interested in having a market brief produced for your country or city, please email Cshutters@usgbc.org.