California and Texas lead the way in LEED certified homes
A new, comprehensive report from the U.S. Green Building Council has placed both California and Texas as the top states with LEED certified home units. The report LEED in Motion: Residential, provides information and resources behind the growing green residential/housing market. Additionally, the report from the body provides key statistics on the size and growth of the green residential market, a deep dive in to LEED for Homes numbers as well as a close look at the human health aspects of homebuilding.
Interesting statistics to come out of the report include:
- There are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified residential units (under LEED for Homes and commercial rating systems)
- 43% of LEED for Homes units fall into the affordable housing sector
- The U.S., Canada and Saudi Arabia are the top 3 countries for LEED for Homes certified units
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