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Trends of the Trade Marketplace Texas Among Top 10 States for LEED Texas has over 50 million square feet of LEEDcertified commerical and institutional building space. Texas ranks eighth among states in the U.S. for the per capita amount of commercial and institutional square footage certified by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system in 2011, according to figures released in January by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The data show Texas as having just over 50 million square feet of LEED-certified commercial and institutional building space, which equates to a 1.99 per capita rate. 10 list with a 31.50 per capita rate is the District of Columbia, followed by Colorado (2.74) and Illinois (2.69). As of Jan. 10, USGBC records indicate that a total of 677 buildings in Texas have been certified through the LEED program since its start in 2000. For the full list of LEED-certified projects visit usgbc. org/press. Topping the Top 3/4 2012 Texas Architect 65

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