It wasn’t easy to pull together state-by-state facts and figures about the strength of our growing green building marketplace. But we did it, thanks to the help and support of all 77 chapters.* We now have at our fingertips—state-by-state and region-by-region—an impressive collection of some of the countless, market-moving highlights of our 50-star studded flag under one green building nation.
With your help, next year we’ll have even better stories to tell. Already…
Solar power is coming back to the White House. The citizens of Detroit are rebuilding their community one block at a time. Thousands of people across the world will commit service to green schools this month. Industry-wide discussion and a common vision have brought a new version of LEED that is set to propel us forward.
And there’s more…
4.3 million people live and work in LEED buildings—a number of them are historic too. Real estate researchers are uncovering long-awaited proof of higher value for LEED-rated properties. LEED is exported to 140 countries, and LEED Earth will take it further. Certified projects are doubling down on their commitments and recertifying, while compliance forms are becoming easier to use. Public policy is enabling greater opportunity, too. We know the facts—#LEEDworks!
So, while we do now have “50 States, 50 Stories,” we now also have a far bigger story of our national green building impact that is far bigger than the sum of its parts. Be a part of it in Philadelphia this November when we celebrate Greenbuild Nation!
The U.S. infographic is attached to the end of each state market brief. Find your state here: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
In addition, you can read about each of our chapter regions and their priorities to transform the market towards more sustainable buildings and communities: Heartland, Upper Northeast, Northeast, Southeast, Florida-Caribbean, South Central, West, and Pacific.
*Special thanks to Alison Yue, Advocacy Associate, who executed the lion’s share of the work during her 1 year tenure here at USGBC. Alison’s last day was Friday, August 30. We wish her well!