The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED®. The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2013.
Among states, Illinois moved into the top position for LEED, certifying 171 projects representing 2.29 square feet of LEED space per resident.
The mid-Atlantic region reigned in 2013 with Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia all topping the list. Washington, D.C., had 106 LEED-certified projects representing 32.45 square feet of space per resident. Maryland and Virginia followed Illinois in the second and third positions, respectively, certifying 2.20 and 2.11 square feet of LEED space per resident in 2013.
The full ranking is as follows:
|Rank||State||Projects certified in 2013||Square feet certified in 2013||Per-capita square footage|
|5 (tie)||New York||259||37,839,395||1.95|