Square Footage of LEED-Certified Existing Buildings Surpasses New Construction

Uptake signals green building market sea change

Washington, DC – (Dec. 7, 2011) – LEED-certified existing buildings are outpacing their newly built counterparts, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). As of this month, square footage of LEED-certified existing buildings surpassed LEED-certified new construction by 15 million square feet on a cumulative basis.

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