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Back in April, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the launch of its U.S. online data visualization resource – a comprehensive, easy-to-understand platform that provides extensive information on the green building marketplace by state.

On July 9, based on the success of the U.S. platform, the USGBC announced the release of an international version of the online resource. The new edition not only allows users to access aggregated LEED® green building project information for the U.S., but provides facts and figures for more than 150 countries with LEED projects underway.

The international market briefs include such details as:

  • LEED projects by owner sector.
  • Number of LEED-registered and –certified projects.
  • In-market LEED credentialed professionals and USGBC members.
  • Rating system and space type for all countries with building projects participating in the LEED green building rating system.

The expanded resource comes as a response to the global surge of LEED projects in recent years. Gross commercial square footage certified outside the U.S. by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) rose from 156 million to 176 million square feet from 2012 to 2013, while more than 648 million square feet of commercial space is LEED certified outside the U.S. today, according to the USGBC.

As a long-time member of the USGBC, we’re excited to see such a valuable resource expanded to the international level. Click here to view the USGBC press release.