March 7, 2014

Maryland Second in Nation for LEED Certifications

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that Maryland placed second among the Top 10 States for LEED certifications.

The list highlights the regions around the country leading the movement for sustainable building design, construction and operation. Utilizing less energy and water, LEED-certified spaces save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

Among the notable projects certified in Maryland in 2013 were the following LEED Gold projects in Montgomery County: White Oak Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring and Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville.