Learn how Colorado uses LEED to address critical issues affecting human health and the environment.

On February 4, USGBC announced the Top 10 States for LEED, which highlights U.S. states that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and performance over the past year. The annual ranking assesses the total square feet of LEED-certified space per resident in 2018.

USGBC is committed to ensuring a prosperous and sustainable future and a higher standard of living for the next generation, because we believe that changing one life, one neighborhood or one city can change the world. And that future would not be possible without the extraordinary work being done in this year’s Top 10 States.

This year, we applaud and celebrate both the projects and the people who are working to create lasting, measurable change in their communities.

Impacting occupants and communities by building healthy in Colorado

  • Top 10 States for LEED rank: 6
  • Number of projects certified in 2018: 114
  • Certified gross square feet: 17,042,295
  • Gross square feet per resident: 3.39

By using LEED, organizations, businesses, property owners and policymakers across Colorado are strategically addressing some of the most critical issues of our time impacting human health and the environment.

Take the Colorado Health Foundation, an organization that provides resources to ensure healthy living, health coverage and health care that works to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. In this video, Josh Radoff, LEED Fellow and Senior Vice President of WSP USA, discusses how health and sustainability are fundamentally intertwined, and highlights how the Colorado Health Foundation set out to build the healthiest building in the state, using LEED as its foundation.

Has LEED made an impact on your quality of life? Have you noticed LEED improving your community or city? We want to hear from you. Share your stories with us by signing up for the Living Standard campaign at livingstandard.org.