The U.S. Green Building Council has announced the top 10 states for LEED building, with Illinois taking the top spot. "The list ... is a continuing indicator of the widespread recognition of our national imperative to create healthier, high-performing buildings that are better for the environment as well as the people who use them every day," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of USGBC. The list recognizes the efforts of these regions to emphasize "sustainable building design and transformation" in their projects.

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