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In a recently conducted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), India has been ranked third among top 10 countries for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings.

The list identifies markets outside the U.S. that are using LEED to create healthier, more sustainable spaces that work to improve quality of life. It represents 6,657 LEED-certified projects totaling more than 158 million square meters of space globally. China tops the list followed by Canada and India. Currently, India has 752 LEED-certified projects totaling over 20.28 million gross square meters of space.

After releasing the list, Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. said, “When we prioritize green buildings we are committing to creating spaces that perform at the highest levels, conserving resources and enhancing human health. The work being done in each of these markets is raising the bar for the global market.”

While China has a total of 1,211 LEED-certified and registered projects for more than 47.16 million gross sq. metres of space, Canada has 2,970 such projects with a total space of 40.77 million gross sq. metres. The other countries in the top 10 list include Brazil, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Mexico and the UAE. Talking about US, which is not the part of the list, has 30,669 LEED-certified projects totaling 385.65 million gross sq. metres.