According to the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), sustainable design and construction in urban development is driving Canada’s economic growth.

Canada has the highest number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings per capita in the world. The report states when indirect and induced contributions are included, the overall economic impact of Canada’s LEED projects certified between 2005 and 2015 will lead to $128 billion in gross output over their lifetime, $62.3 billion in total GDP, and create 701,700 jobs.

Read the full article at Construction Canada.

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