N.H. near the LEED in green buildings



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When it comes to building green in the United States, New Hampshire's architects, contractors and suppliers are among the leaders of the pack.That's according to the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council, which used data from the 2010 census to determine which states have the most LEED-certified space per capita.With 4.49 square feet of LEED-certified space for every resident, New Hampshire has the fourth-highest per capita rating in the nation.The state was topped by Washington D.C., with 25.15 square feet, Nevada, with 10.92 square feet, and New Mexico, with 6.35 square feet, per capita. New Hampshire was the only New England state to make the top 10."Using per capita versus the more traditional numbers of projects, or pure square-footage, is a reminder to all of us that the people who live and work, learn and play in buildings should be what we care about most," said Scot Hurst, senior vice president of LEED at the Green Building Council, which developed the LEED certification. -- KATHLEEN CALLAHAN/NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

 

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