The Golden State is turning Greener...

Posted by Expert Gadget Reviewer on Thursday, 15 October 2009

The state of California boasts 33 LEED certified state office buildings, within their portfolio of more than 350 buildings totaling more than 32 Million square feet of space. The certified buildings are a mix of LEED for New Construction and LEED for Existing Building, and include two LEED Platinum certifications.

Elihu Harris State of California Office Building, designed by AECOM -- Image courtesy of AECOM Design and Greener

Under Executive Order S-20-04, The Green Building Initiative,  the state is mandated to bring all existing buildings larger than 50,000 square feet, and design all new buildings larger than 10,000 square feet, to the minimum standard of LEED Silver certification. Buildings under 10,000 square feet must adhere to the LEED Silver design principles, but are not required to be certified.

To see a complete list of California's LEED building efforts, click HERE and for a link to the comprehensive California Green Building Directory, click HERE.