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.
refuge joins a community of more than 137,000 LEED registered and certified
projects, homes, communities and neighborhoods around the world.
after the first 12 projects earned LEED certification, the green building
community has reached a significant milestone,” said Rick
, 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
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