WASHINGTON — Last month, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released a three-page report with statistics on the state of green buildings in America, according to Environmental Leader. The report said that over 4.2 billion square feet of commercial building space is involved with LEED green building certification and that according to McGraw Hill Green Building Smart Market Report 2006, about 10% of commercial construction starts are expected to be green by 2010.

According to the USGBC, $464 million worth of construction registers with LEED every business day and there are LEED projects in all 50 states and 69 countries. Sectors such as education, government, industrial, office, healthcare, hospitality and retail are expected to have green building growth.

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