Nonresidential building LEED certification surpasses 2 billion sq ft
The total footprint of commercial projects certified under the U.S. GBC LEED green building program has surpassed 2 billion sq ft.
The U.S. Green Building Council (U.S. GBC) has announced that the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green building program has surpassed 2 billion sq ft. An additional 7 billion sq ft is currently in the pipeline across the globe as registered projects.
LEED is certifying 2 million sq ft of commercial building space each day in more than 130 countries. Today, nearly 50,000 commercial projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising 9 billion sq ft of construction space.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey