The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced yesterday that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED® certification around the globe.

“This milestone is the result of leaders across our industry making the business and environmental case for healthy, sustainable buildings,” says Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of USGBC. “More than 4.3 million people live and work in LEED buildings. As our numbers continue to gain momentum, the impact is significant — jobs are created, revenue is generated and well-being is prioritized — proving every day that LEED works.”