Annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED selected

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As the call for more environment friendly buildings by consumers has grown louder with each passing year, the demand for LEED certified professionals and projects has grown.

LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is one of the most universally known green building certification programs used. Created by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), it includes a process of evaluating green buildings, houses and communities with the goal of owners to be more conscious of the environment.

Global reach

According to the USGBC website, a Top 10 list of Countries and Regions that supports LEED has been posted. The post states: “The list recognizes markets outside the U.S. that are using LEED to create healthier, more sustainable spaces that work to improve quality of life. China tops the list, for markets outside of the U.S., followed by Canada and India.

The list represents 6,657 LEED-certified projects totaling more than 158 million square meters of space globally and ranks countries and regions in terms of cumulative LEED-certified gross square meters as of Dec. 31, 2017.” (http://newsroom.usgbc.org/us-green-building-council-releases-annual-top-10-countries-and-regions-for-leed/)

Canada ranks second in the world

Canada was chosen to be first runner up in the Top 10 list. With a gross square meters of 40.77, it has so far amassed a total of 2,970 LEED projects.

As mentioned in the Canada Green Building Council website: “LEED works because it recognizes that sustainability should be at the heart of all buildings – in their design, construction and operation. Since 2004, the CaGBC has certified over 3,300 LEED buildings in Canada and registered over 7,800 – with the second highest number of LEED projects anywhere in the world.” (https://www.cagbc.org/@/CAGBC/Programs/LEED/Going_green_with_LEE?hkey=54c44792-442b-450a-a286-4aa710bf5c64)

In support of LEED buildings

Sharing the same belief on the importance of Sustainable Buildings, companies like PFB Corporation remain committed in performing operations that affect social and environmental concerns. Environmental conservation has always been their top priority as reflected in their practices, products and processes.

PFB’s focus for the past several years has been to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by using fossil fuels more efficiently. Additionally, PFB has an initiative underway to substitute raw material inputs with materials that contains less VOC expanding agent. Since 2008, PFB has increased its usage of low VOC raw materials to 80% in 2014. This has resulted in an average annual VOC emissions reduction of over 100 tonnes.

With more and more online resources providing related content, building awareness on energy efficiency for buildings would increase significantly and benefit everyone in the long term.

Are you interested in learning more about sustainability? Check out http://www.pfbsustainability.com for some good insights on what some companies are doing to stay on board the sustainable path.

 

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