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Baltimore Sun: Maryland ranked second in green building activity

Maryland jumped to second place last year in a ranking of environmentally-friendly building activity.

In 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) said it approved 119 commercial or institutional projects in Maryland for certification under Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design or LEED standards, a total of 12.7 million square feet. That represents 2.2 square feet of LEED-certified real estate per resident, behind Illinois at 2.29 square feet per resident.

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