Nation's Capital Continues to Shine in LEED Rankings
by Erin Weaver
By Erin WeaverNew numbers from the U.S. Green Building Council show LEED-certified projects being completed in different regions and in smaller numbers in 2011 than in 2010. Calculated for each state as square feet of newly certified space per capita, whether new construction or renovations, the numbers place Washington, D.C. solidly at the top again with even higher numbers than last year. Overall, however, certifications are down: Among the top ten states, this year’s highest-ranked scored slightly less per capita than the lowest of last year’s ten.