Arizona cracks top 10 of green buildings for first time

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Green buildingBy Jim Cross | KTAR

For the first time ever, Arizona has cracked the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED top 10.

LEED is the world’s most widely-used and recognized green building rating system. Arizona is tied with New York at number 10 and that’s saving both local families and businesses big dollars.

Gonzo Gonzalez, head of USGBC’s Arizona chapter, said the ranking goes to show the green advancements that have been made within Arizona over the past few years in both the public and private sector.

“A LEED-certified building is going to be more energy efficient,” he said. “It’s just designed to a higher standard. It’s going to a healthier building for employees and a healthier home for people who live in it.”

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