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Canada, China and India have most LEED space outside U.S.

Canada was rated the top country outside the United States for having the most LEED certified and registered projects at April 2014.


Canada was rated the top country outside the United States for having the most LEED certified and registered projects at April 2014.

Canada has a total of 4,068 LEED-certified and LEED-registered projects, amounting to 58.66 gross square metres of space. Of this total, 17.74 million square metres is actually LEED certified.

China was second in the ranking with 1,638 projects. However in terms of square metres, the country far surpasses Canada, with 96.22 million square metres.

India ranked third, with a total of 66.22 square metres of LEED-certified and registered space. However, it has more projects than China, at 1,657.

The other countries in the top 10 were South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Brazil, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Finland.

Around the world LEED is being used in more than 140 countries.

A Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) press release mentioned a few “notable certified projects” in Canada:

100 Wellington Street West Tower at the Dominion Centre in Toronto, LEED Platinum, the first project in the city to achieve Platinum certification under LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance

Maison du développement durable in Montreal, LEED Platinum

Efficiency Nova Scotia office in Dartmouth, LEED Platinum

University of Northern British Columbia’s Bioenergy Plant in Prince George, LEED Platinum

Westmount School in Calgary, LEED Gold

Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of USGBC, says: “LEED’s success in Canada represents not only a growing recognition of its demonstrated benefits for human health and operational cost savings, but also its unparalleled potential to be part of the solution to a warming planet and rising sea levels.”

To see CaGBC’s press release and full rankings, click here.