Virginia Ranks 8th Top State for LEED Projects

Published February 24, 2017

A new report from the U.S. Green Building Council states that Virginia ranks #8 in the Top 10 States for LEED. This report shows “an annual ranking that highlights states throughout the United States that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation over the past year.” The top 10 states were:

  1. MA
  2. CO
  3. IL
  4. NY
  5. CA
  6. NV
  7. MD
  8. VA
  9. WA
  10. TX

Inside Nova reported that Arlington, in particular, “had a cumulative total of 3.15 million square feet of space certified through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council through 2016, according to officials of the county’s Department of Environmental Services.”

The official press release from USGBC states, “LEED guides our buildings, cities, communities and neighborhoods to become more resource- and energy-efficient, healthier for occupants and more competitive in the marketplace,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC. “The green building movement continues to evolve with advancements in technology, benchmarking and transparency, and the states on this list are leading the way toward a more sustainable future.”

The Shooshan Company is proud to play a role in making Arlington more energy-efficient with our many projects including Two Liberty CenterThe View at Liberty Center, Residence Inn by Marriott, GSA Headquarters – DARPA and more. The full USGBC press release may be seen on their website here.


U.S. Green Building Council Releases Annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building. (2017). U.S. Green Building Council. Source:

Arlington, state finds themselves near top of rankings in LEED buildings. (2017). Inside Nova. Source: