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Every year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes the states that are leading the nation in green building with its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED®. The list ranks the states based on the per-capita square footage of LEED-certified commercial and institutional projects to provide a fair comparison between the amount of green building space in each state and their relative populations.

Here are the Top 10 states that USGBC says are driving the movement towards healthier, more sustainable environment:

  1. Illinois
  2. Maryland
  3. Virginia
  4. Massachusetts
  5. New York, California (tie)
  6. Oregon
  7. North Carolina
  8. Colorado
  9. Hawaii
  10. Minnesota

To learn more about LEED’s newest rating system, LEED v4 – the new requirements and what you can expect when it takes effect June 1 – read the full Green Building Report from Building Operating Management.