30 Sep 2015

USGBC Announces Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the top 10 countries for the LEED green-building rating system outside of the United States.

The countries that made the list for 2015 are geographically and culturally diverse, representing seven of the world’s 20 largest single-nation economies by gross domestic product (GDP) (China, Germany, Brazil, India, Canada, South Korea, and Turkey), as well as six of the top 11 emitters of greenhouse gases (China, India, Germany, South Korea, Canada, and Brazil). (The United States is the world’s largest economy by GDP and the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases.)

Countries were ranked in terms of gross square meters (gsm) of LEED-certified space and number of LEED projects to date.

The United States remains the world’s largest market for green building, with 276.90 million gsm of LEED-certified space, 727.34 million gsm of LEED-certified and registered space, and 53,908 LEED-certified and registered projects.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

1. Canada

26.63 million gsm of LEED-certified space.

63.31 million gsm of LEED-certified and registered space.

4,814 LEED-certified and registered projects.

Photo:Fall on Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. Credit: Ingram Publishing.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

2. China

21.97 million gsm of LEED-certified space.

118.34 million gsm of LEED-certified and registered space.

2,022 LEED-certified and registered projects.

Photo:Shanghai skyline. Credit: silkwayrain/iStock

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

3. India

13.24 million gsm of LEED-certified space.

73.51 million gsm of LEED-certified and registered space.

1,883 LEED-certified and registered projects.

USGBC Announces Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

USGBC Announces Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

4. Brazil

5.22 million gsm of LEED-certified space.

24.50 million gsm of LEED-certified and registered space.

991 LEED-certified and registered projects.

Photo:Sao Paulo from Ibirapuera Park. Credit: filipefrazao/iStock.

 

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

5. Republic of Korea

4.81 million gsm of LEED-certified space.

17.47 million gsm of LEED-certified and registered space.

279 LEED-certified and registered projects.

Photo:Seoul from above. Credit: Vincent_St_Thomas/iStock.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

6. Germany

4.01 million gsm of LEED-certified space.

8.42 million gsm of LEED-certified and registered space.

431 LEED-certified and registered projects.

Photo:Berlin cityscape. Credit: SeanPavonePhoto/iStock.
Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

7. Taiwan

3.84 million gsm of LEED-certified space.

9.08 million gsm of LEED-certified and registered space.

149 LEED-certified and registered projects.

Photo:Jiufen, Taiwan. Credit: SeanPavonePhoto/iStock.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

8. United Arab Emirates

3.13 million gsm of LEED-certified space.

53.44 million gsm of LEED-certified and registered space.

910 LEED-certified and registered projects.

Photo:Dubai Marina. Credit: JandaliPhoto/iStock.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.

9. Turkey

2.95 million gsm of LEED-certified space.

23.74 million gsm of LEED-certified and registered space.

477 LEED-certified and registered projects.

Photo:Golden Horn in Istanbul. Credit: iSailorr/iStock.
Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S

Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S

10. Sweden

2.54 million gsm of LEED-certified space.

4.20 million gsm of LEED-certified and registered space.

197 LEED-certified and registered projects.

Photo:Embankment in Stockholm. Credit: Ryhor Bruyeu/iStock.
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