Colorado 3rd on nation’s LEED list

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The U.S. Green Building Council ranked Colorado third among states with the most new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications in 2012.

Each year, the USGBC ranks the top 10 states based on the square footage per resident that’s LEED certified in a year.

Colorado had 62.1 million square feet of new LEED certified space in 2012. That’s 2.1 square feet per resident.

Washington, D.C. topped the list with 36.97 square feet of new certified LEED space per resident. Virginia was second with 3.71 square feet per resident.

While most of the new LEED-certified buildings were constructed elsewhere in the state, Colorado Springs does boast a healthy list of LEED buildings, according to the USGBC.

Among them are:

USAA Colorado Springs Office
1855 Telstar Drive 

UCCS Science Building Renovation
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Kohl’s, southwest Colorado Springs
2725 Janitell Roa

Service Contractor Facility One
1070 Transit Drive

PPCC Theater Renovation
5675 South Academy Blvd.

Academy Point Atrium I
1250 Academy Park Loop

Wells Fargo Cordera
9649 Prominent Point