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Canada remains a global LEED leader

Green buildings are part of climate action and support healthy, resilient communities

By CAGBC Staff

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) recently shared that Canada has again ranked among the top LEED territories. Canada placed second globally on the annual list of Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED in 2021. In 2021, Canada certified 205 projects, representing more than 3.2 million gross square meters (GSM) of LEED space. The global LEED ranking is released annually by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It highlights countries and territories outside the United States that are making significant strides in healthy, sustainable and resilient building design, construction and operations. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient green buildings with positive returns on investment. “Over the last two decades, CAGBC members, stakeholders and supporters have demonstrated how certified green buildings support our economy, create jobs and are better for both people and the planet,” said Thomas Mueller, President and CEO, CAGBC.

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