Morning Minute: Illinois again tops list of states for energy-efficient buildings

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For the third consecutive year, Illinois leads the country in terms of green-certified or energy-efficient building space per capita, according to the U.S. Green Building Council, which today released its 2015 Top 10 States for LEED. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, recognizes sustainable building practices.

States are ranked based on total square feet of LEED-certified space per resident and includes commercial and institutional green building projects, according to the council. Illinois topped the list again with 161 building projects representing 3.43 per square feet of certified space per resident.  Read coverage of the ranking at WLS-TV and the Chicago Tribune.

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Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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