According to the recent American Institute of Architects study, “Local Leaders in Sustainability,” 14 percent of U.S. cities with populations of more than 50,000 have green building programs, and many more are about to follow suit.

According to the recent American Institute of Architects study, “Local Leaders in Sustainability,” 14 percent of U.S. cities with populations of more than 50,000 have green building programs, and many more are about to follow suit.

Los Angeles, Boston and Washington have mandated green standards for new commercial buildings ― and even some renovations of existing buildings.

“From 2003 to 2007, the number of cities with green building programs grew by 418%, from 22 to 92. Another 36 cities, as of last summer, were in the process of developing green building programs.

“The future for green design looks bright, as we move toward a sustainable build environment that would not be possible without local leadership and strong citizen involvement,” reports Brooks Rainwater, AIA director of local relations.

To read the full article, “The Greening Of America” (Business Facilities magazine), click here >>