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Key Indicators for Understanding Our Region

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Environment / Green Buildings

The Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED), provides standards for environmentally sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings and neighborhoods. The five indicators here have been organized in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance.

LEED was created to define “Green Building” by establishing standards; Promote “integrated, whole building design practices;" Recognize environmental leadership in the building industry; Raise public awareness; Stimulate green competition; Transform the building market.

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Confidential projects are not included in these measures. Projects certified under LEED for Neighborhood Development and LEED for Homes have not been included.

The data include all projects that have been completed and certified between January 2000 and November 2012.

The data presented are for cities only, not regions.