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Measuring your carbon footprint is one way to find out your level of greenness. But it isn’t the only way.Using U.S. 2010-Census information, the U.S. Green Building Council has compiled a list of the top green states in the country, factoring in LEED-certified buildings per capita (via Curbed).
Developed by the USGBC, LEED “provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions,” the organisation writes on its website.
We’ve rounded up the top-scoring states, including some relevant statistics provided by the USGBC.
BONUS: It's not a state, but the District of Columbia has more green buildings than anywhere else in the U.S.
Square feet of LEED-certified space: 18,954,022
Per capita: 31.50
Note: The USGBC does not refer to the District of Columbia as a state in its ranking, but for simplicity's sake, we've included it as one.
Source: U.S. Green Building Council
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