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by Susana ยท May 01, 2014

3 Billion Sq. Feet of Construction Space Has Earned LEED Certification

The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) released a press release that was very exciting for the environmental industry. The USGBC announced that three billion square feet of green building space that has earned LEED Certified. Green construction has been very popular in such a short period of time. The CEO and founding chair of USGBC states, "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."

LEED is widely recognized and now more and more individuals work in green buildings. More and more buildings are being very innovative and well maintained. According to the press release, LEED is designed to minimize the adverse effects of constructing, operating and maintaining buildings, while maximizing sustainability and health related features. More and more buildings will become green buildings and be certified by LEED standards. The demolition industry is also taking consideration in recycling 98% of material.Our highly-qualified demolition team has several certifications from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and are well-versed in LEED requirements and regulations.

*We wanted to share with you a previous info graphic that illustrates what LEED is

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