USGBC has announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED in 2016, a list that highlights the leading countries, apart from the United States, that are making significant strides in building design, construction and market transformation.
These nations are demonstrating the exponential growth of LEED in all corners of the world and affirm an international commitment to the continued creation of a healthy and sustainable built environment for all. Global green building is expected to double every three years, according to the World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report from Dodge Data & Analytics, which found that emerging economies like China, India and Brazil will be huge centers of green growth, with development projected up to sixfold over current green building levels.
The 2016 Top 10 Countries for LEED list mirrors these results. China moved into first place as the largest user of LEED, with 34.62 million gross square meters of certified LEED space. Canada, India, Brazil and the Republic of Korea rounded out the top five countries on the list, respectively. The analysis used to develop the list ranks countries in terms of cumulative commercial LEED-certified gross square meters of space as of December 2016.
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