Washington -- Illinois tops the United States Green Building Council’s ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED-certified construction for last year. The list highlights the regions around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation.
The per-capita list includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2013.
USGBC calculates the list using per-capita figures measuring human intervention in constructing green buildings, allowing for a fair comparison of the level of energy-efficient building taking place among states with significant differences in population and, accordingly, number of overall buildings.
Here is the ranking of the top 10 states:
|Rank||State||Projects certified in 2013|
|5 (tie)||New York||259|