Top Green Building States Named

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. The District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2011. Here are the top 10 states (state … square feet of space to earn LEED-certification in 2011 … per capita):

    1. Colorado … 13,803,113 … 2.74
    2. Illinois … 34,567,585 … 2.69
    3. Virginia … 19,358,193 … 2.42
    4. Washington … 14,667,558 … 2.18
    5. Maryland … 11,970,869 … 2.07
    6. Massachusetts … 13,087,625 … 2.00
    7. Texas … 50,001,476 … 1.99
    8. California … 71,551,296 … 1.92
    9. New York … 36,538,981 … 1.89
    10. Minnesota … 9,591,445 … 1.81

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