Canada ranked second for LEED certified projects

Friday, February 15, 2019

For the second year running, Canada ranked second in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED list. Canada has a total of 3,254 LEED certified projects totalling 46.81 million gross square metres. That’s more than twice as many LEED certified projects as Mainland China that topped the list with more than 68 million gross square metres of certified space.

“Canada’s top ranking in the world recognizes the leadership of the Canadian green building industry. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), our stakeholders and members are committed to pushing the market forward and continuing to advocate for green buildings as carbon, energy, water, waste and health solutions,” says Thomas Mueller, president and chief executive officer of CaGBC in a press release. “With climate change on everyone’s mind, the newly launched version of LEED makes it easier than ever before to achieve high performance and scale-up market adoption to reduce carbon emissions and increase the resiliency of buildings.”

According to CaGBC, Canadian LEED certifications and registrations broken down by provinces, to date, are as follows:

  1. Ontario: 3,015
  2. Quebec: 1,643
  3. British Columbia: 1,571
  4. Alberta: 1,194
  5. Atlantic Canada: 378
  6. Manitoba: 282
  7. Saskatchewan: 129
  8. Territories: 24

LEED is currently used in 167 countries around the world. The list recognizes markets outside of the U.S. that use LEED green building program, created by USGBC.

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