March 29, 2012

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.

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