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Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 04/13/2011

D.C. leads region in green building trend

D.C. leads the region in “green” building space, according to the first analysis of green building trends in the National Capital Region.

Between 2003 and 2009, there were 72 LEED-certified projects in the District. Virginia ranked second in the region with 59 projects, while Maryland had 40 for the same time period.

LEED certification is a program that rates buildings based on how well they meet or incorporate environmentally-friendly practices into their operations.

The “Green Buildings Trend” report, released Wednesday by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, is based on a national report that ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of green building practices.

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