Canada named top LEED country

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Canada the top country for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects as of April 2014.

USGBC placed Canada as number one in a recent top 10 list which evaluated countries’ LEED activity based on cumulative gross square meters (GSM) of LEED-certified space. With over 4000 registered and certified LEED projects, Canada scored a leading 17.74 GSM.

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Pictured: Toronto’s RBC Centre (LEED Gold)

The global community is increasingly recognizing the imperative for action as we combat the extraordinary challenge of worldwide climate change,” said USGBC president Rick Fedrizzi. “LEED’s success across a wide variety of cultures, climates, and communities represents not only a growing recognition of its demonstrated benefits for human health and operational cost savings, but also its unparalleled potential to be part of the solution to a warming planet and rising sea levels.”

Source: Construction Canada
Picture: B+H Architects

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