Some time today the U.S. Green Building Council will announce its top ten states for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Illinois created the most “green” building space per capita in the U.S. for the third year running. LEED-certified spaces use less energy and water, reduce carbon emissions, create jobs and establish a healthier community.
Illinois was first and Maryland second. The entire top ten list will be released later today.
"Illinois’ 44 million total square feet was highest by far than six of the other nine states. California and Texas had more total but less per capita than Illinois."