Since 2003, the number of cities with green building programs has risen from 22 to 92, for an increase of 418%. This figure, as well as others below, comes as a result of a study commissioned by the AIA. Their newly published report, Local Leaders in Sustainability, analyzed 661 communities’ best practices, strategies, and trends, and provides recommendations for cities that are looking to implement green building programs.
- 1 in 7 cities surveyed currently have green building programs
- Number improves to 1 in 5 by next year with current projections
- 39% of citizens live in cities with green building programs
- 36 cities are in an advanced stage of developing a green building program