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Feb092015

The Center LEED Gold Certified Contributing to GA’s Ranking as Top 10 LEED State

by The Center

Last week, it was announced that Georgia  ranked number eight out of the Top 10 States in the nation for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The Center for Civil and Human Rights was recognize for helping Georgia receive the recognition by achieving LEED Gold certification.

According to the U.S. Green Building Council notable projects that certified in Georgia in 2014 include:

  • The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, LEED Gold
  • The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, LEED Silver
  • Smyrna Area Elementary School in Smyrna, LEED Silver
  • The Biological Science Building at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, LEED Gold
  • The Hurt Building in Atlanta, recertified LEED Platinum
  • One Atlantic Center in Atlanta, LEED Gold

“Every story about a green building is a story about people,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “Georgia has so many committed business and community leaders, policy makers and green building professionals who are using LEED to transform their built environment, producing many innovative spaces that will improve the health of our shared planet, as well as the health of the people who use those buildings every day,” added Fedrizzi (quote provided by the USGBC).

Check out USGBC's infographic on the Top 10 LEED States:

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