A world in which structures by creation are not diligently critiqued through an environmental lens will be doomed to fail. Developers, contractors, real estate agents, architects, city planners must not only choose the cheapest bid but must prioritize the long term sustainability of their work in order to ensure a positive, not just neutral, impact on those while live, work, and play in the communities we design.
Maryland has been recognized by USGBC as fifth in the nation for LEED-certified buildings in 2017. Within the state, 105 projects representing 15.84 million square feet of real estate, or 2.75 square feet per resident, were certified last year. Maryland has been included in the Top 10 States for LEED list every year since 2011. And we can still do better!
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