Massachusetts topped the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual ranking of states for LEED green building in 2022 after ranking No. 3 on the list in 2021, according to usgbc.org.
States were ranked based on the number of LEED-certified square feet per capita in the state. In 2022, Massachusetts certified 96 LEED projects for a total of 3.7 square feet of LEED-certified building per person. The top 10 states certified 1,255 projects and nearly 353 million gross square feet under LEED.
The states following Massachusetts in the Top 10 included Illinois, New York, California, Maryland, Georgia, Colorado, Virginia, Texas and Oregon. USGBC notes Washington, D.C., would have had the highest ranking with 46.06 green square feet per capita and 116 green building projects, but it is not included because it is not a state.