Do You Work in a 'Green' State

Top green-leaning states revealed by building council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its list of top states with LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita. We’re talking about “green” here – so you might expect to see states like Washington and California on the list. But also included are states like Texas and Illinois. You can check out the full list here.

Regardless of where you live and work, “green building” and sustainability in general are things you should be paying close attention to by now. The USGBC, together with 15 partner organizations, are urging the White House to examine nearly three dozen executive actions across 23 agency programs where it can drive the economic and environmental benefits of green building without new legislation.

Green building is definitely here to stay – and the role you play as landscape designer, installer and/or maintainer is integral to the green building movement.