D.C. Tops in Green Building

Washington D.C. has built the most "green" buildings within its greater region, according to a new survey.

The new report to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments shows how the District has exceeded in green building -- largely in accordance with a 2006 bill known as the Green Building Act, which requires buildings to pollute less.

"Between 2003 and 2009, the Washington region added about 23 million square feet of LEED-certified green building space through new construction and conversion of existing space. The District led the way, with 72 projects that earned LEED certification, followed by Northern Virginia with 59 projects and Maryland with 40. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification rates buildings based on how well they meet certain green standards for construction and operation.

'We have focused on making the region a national leader in green building,' said Andrea Harrison, chairwoman of the COG board."

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