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In 2000, The U.S. Green Building Council developed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

LEED certification verifies that a building, home or community is designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health.

So what exactly does it take to be LEED certified and who is doing it well a little over a decade later? Check out the infographic below for highlights including:

  • The seven areas of design and construction measured and the points awarded
  • The total number of LEED certification points possible
  • The four levels of LEED certification
  • The top 10 US states participating in LEED based on the sq. ft. certified per capita