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Canada ranked second in LEED green building table

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March 5, 2019

Canada has again been ranked second in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system for 2018.

The list recognizes markets outside the U.S., where the system originated, that are using LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to create healthier spaces for people, as well as use less energy and water, reduce carbon emissions and save money for families and businesses.

The top countries and regions account for nearly 7,800 certified buildings and more than 210 million gross square metres of space. Mainland China topped the list with more than 68 million gross square metres, although Canada had more than double the number of projects certified overall.

”For the last 25 years, LEED has played a key role in sustainability efforts around the world,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc., the global certifying body for LEED projects.

”The Top 10 Countries and Regions represent a global community of dedicated USGBC member companies and green building professionals who are committed to improving our quality of life. A better future requires a universal living standard that leaves no-one behind — and that future would simply not be possible without the extraordinary work being done in these countries.”