USGBC: Retrofits create more LEED-certified existing buildings

12/8/2011 | GreenBuildingPro.com (Santa Barbara, Calif.)

The cumulative total of LEED-certified square footage in buildings exceeds that of new LEED construction for the first time, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. "The U.S. is home to more than 60 billion square feet of existing commercial buildings ... [and] greening these buildings takes hands-on work, creating precious jobs especially for construction workers," said council CEO and President Rick Fedrizzi.

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