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1771 N Street NW | LEED Gold | Photo: HOK

1771 N Street NW

Better buildings are our legacy

Our vision at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.


LEED is green building

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.

About LEED


*As of February 2023

LEED projects globally

  • More than 185,000 total LEED projects worldwide, representing 28 billion square feet of building space
  • More than 105,000 total LEED-certified projects worldwide representing 12 billion square feet of space
  • More than 2 million certified square feet per day
  • More than 185 countries and territories with LEED projects

* Project count includes all rating systems; GSF excludes ND; Residential units include both LEED for Homes and multi-family residential under a commercial LEED rating system.

Top 10 States for LEED campaign (2022)

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Illinois
  3. New York
  4. California
  5. Maryland
  6. Georgia
  7. Colorado
  8. Virginia
  9. Texas
  10. Oregon
Commercial + residential + neighborhood developments

LEED credentials globally

  • More than 205,000 LEED professionals around the world
  • More than 40,000 LEED APs with specialty
  • More than 129,000 LEED APs with no specialty
  • More than 36,000 LEED Green Associates


  • Over 6,000 total members
  • More than 3,000 organizational members
  • 50 Platinum members

USGBC course catalog

  • More than 30 Education Partners
  • Nearly 1 million hours of content delivered
  • More than 82,000 individual course catalog users

Center for Green Schools

  • Provides professional development to a network of nearly 300 school district staff, serving over 8 million students

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