LEED-Certified Building Projects Hit 12,000 in 12 Years
The top authority standard in green building today is celebrating a birthday with a significant milestone. The
U.S. Green Building Council’s
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) program turns 12 this year, and, coincidentally, they have just hit the 12,000 mark for LEED-certified commercial projects across the globe. The 12,000th LEED-Gold project is the
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
in Anahuac, Texas—a rebuild following the original facility’s destruction in 2008 by Hurricane Ike. The new structure, a U.S. National Park, will be home to wildlife exhibits and an environmental education center.