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03-20-20 | Association News

Ireland Reaches Green Building Milestone

Now Has 100-LEED Certified Projects

More than 60% of Ireland's LEED certifications have been achieved in the past two years.

Ireland has reached an impressive milestone: 100 LEED-certified green buildings, according to USGBC.

Over the past two years, Ireland earned its highest number of LEED certifications ever, with a total of 60. A majority of the certified projects are located in Dublin, but other countries with LEED buildings include Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. Certified spaces include offices, industrial manufacturing facilities, data centers, retail locations and a hotel.

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Nearly 25% of the 100 projects certified have achieved the highest level of certification, LEED Platinum.

USGBC's press release states that there are more than 100,000 buildings and spaces participating in LEED across 176 countries and territories.

Available for virtually all building, community and residential projects, LEED sets the standard for designing, constructing and operating healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green spaces. Certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability excellence.

The first project to certify was the Symantec Orion office in Dublin in 2010, which achieved LEED Gold. Dublin is also home to the country's only LEED-certified hotel, The Hendrick Smithfield.

Ireland's 100 LEED-certified projects are part of a larger green building effort that continues to grow across Europe.

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