USGBC Top LEED States Press Release
USGBC Releases the Top 10 States in Nation for LEED Green Building
Washington, D.C. — (Feb. 18, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED®, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The list highlights the regions around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation. Utilizing less energy, LEED-certified spaces save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
Illinois LEEDing the Way
Illinois Ranks No. 1 State in Nation for LEED Green Building
Washington, D.C. — (Feb. 18, 2014) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED, in which the state of Illinois placed first.
The list highlights the regions around the country that are at the forefront of the movement for sustainable building design, construction and operation. Utilizing less energy and water, LEED-certified spaces save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
NRCI - 02192014
Nonresidential Construction Index Reaches Record High
NRCI = 64.9
RALEIGH, N.C. (February 19, 2014) – FMI (www.fminet.com), a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking* to the engineering and construction industry, announces the release of the 2014 First Quarter Nonresidential Construction Index report. The NRCI shows a 7.5 point increase since the 2013 fourth quarter report, as well as a 6.8 point increase from Q1 2013. This is the highest NRCI score to date.
GSA - LEED
Washington, D.C., (Oct. 25, 2013) – The General Services Administration (GSA) concluded again today that the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system can and should be used in government buildings to advance energy efficiency and to save taxpayers’ money. GSA issued its recommendation today based on the findings of the EISA §436(h) Ad-Hoc Review Group on Green Building Certification Systems.
“LEED continues to set a global example for market transformation,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC, which oversees LEED. “As the premier rating system in the world, LEED will continue to inspire people and set the bar for healthy, energy efficient and high-performing buildings.”
With 22 locations worldwide, multidisciplinary architecture and design firm Perkins+Will has made a name for itself through high performance sustainable design. Evidenced in more than 170 LEED® certified projects, most of which are certified at the Gold or Platinum level, the company is leading the way in offering environmental sustainability on every endeavor.
High end residential tenants, local business owners, small-crop farmers and even business professionals are all the target market for Pagoda Village, a conceptually rich, mixed-use establishment in Everett, Washington. Designed to support varied tenant needs, from retail to residential, a hotel and even a commercial community kitchen, this development is immersed in the strong culture of the region. At the center of it all, a farmers’ market acts as the cohesive social hub to join everything together.