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LEED-certified green building projects hit 12,000 mark

The U.S. Green Building Council announced that the 12,000th commercial project has earned LEED certification - the LEED Gold Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Paid for by the Recovery Act and rebuilt after the original facility was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008, the facility will house new wildlife exhibits, an environmental education center and National Parks employees.

The wildlife refuge joins a community of more than 137,000 LEED registered and certified projects, homes, communities and neighborhoods around the world.

“Twelve years after the first 12 projects earned LEED certification, the green building community has reached a significant milestone,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO & founding chair, USGBC. “[It] is made even more relevant as it is happening as the final comments are being collected on LEED 2012, the next iteration of continuous improvement of the LEED program.”

The LEED 2012 third public comment period will close today, March 27, at 5:00 p.m. EST. To learn more about LEED 2012, visit usgbc.org/LEED2012.


Source: USGBC

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