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The building industry is becoming low-carbon. ZED Consulting can help.
ZED Consulting is a boutique professional consulting firm specializing in green building design and construction management, including LEED certifications.
Stakeholders throughout the construction industry, including building design and construction teams and building owners and managers, look to ZED Consulting as a trusted adviser to help them meet and surpass their sustainability goals.
The USGBC's May 2014 'LEED Digest' newsletter provided statistics about LEED certifications in countries outside the U.S. The rankings published were according to total certified gross square meters (GSM). Two European countries were in the top ten: Germany at number six, and Finland at number ten! When corrected for population (unfortunately, not values that the USGBC provided, but shown below), Germany drops to seventh place and Finland ranks an incredible third place!
The same newsletter features a separate article by USGBC President, Rick Fedrizzi about Finland's role as a global leader in natural resource management and sustainability. It also noted the dedication of American Ambassador to Finland, Bruce Oreck, in helping to create the U.S. Embassy's new LEED Platinum Innovation Center.
Additionally, the newsletter features a selection of "Outstanding LEED projects around the world". The only European building featured is Espoo's Sello shopping center, the first European shopping mall to receive LEED Gold!