VG CEO Featured in FacilitiesNet Coverage of USGBC’s “Top 10 LEED” Campaign
Each year, USGBC compiles the top 10 states in which LEED buildings were certified. They measure the top states by both square footage and number of certifications, also noting which states had the most accredited professionals (there are now more than 100,000 total in the top ten states alone!).
While the USGBC had a lot of wins to celebrate in 2020, it was also a very difficult year for many — including building owners.
“Everyone’s trying to figure out how to come back from COVID-19 and re-enter their spaces,” said Drew Shula, founder and CEO at Verdical Group, LEED AP and a 2020 LEED Fellow. “A lot of questions have come to us as the sustainability team member on the design team and because we’re involved with these rating systems and tools, we can help make these spaces healthier and more sustainable.”
As we move into 2021, we expect a greater focus on occupant health and wellness — many concepts of which are already incorporated into the LEED certification system. To learn more about USGBC’s plans for 2021 and view the recap of their 2020 numbers, read the FacilitiesNet article here.