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USGBC marks 50,000 LEED-certified housing units
Large majorities of certified housing units are multifamily buildings or affordable housing
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recorded the 50,000th LEED-certified green housing unit. LEED for Homes, launched in 2007, has seen dramatic growth. In 2012 and 2013 alone, USGBC certified more than 15,000 and 17,000 housing units, respectively. Of the 50,000-plus certified units, 74 percent are within multifamily buildings, while 44 percent are classified as affordable housing.