Virginia Leads in LEED Certified Construction

WINCHESTER, Va. — The U.S. Green Building Council released its list of the top states for construction of buildings that meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) criteria.

Virginia witnessed more construction of green buildings and new offices per capita last year than any other state in the nation. While Washington DC tops USGBC’s list, Virginia comes as the top-ranked state with 3.71 square feet certified per resident in 2012. Virginia finished fourth in the same survey last year. The list is based on square footage certified per capita.

Winchester-based builder Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. has put in place $172.5 million of LEED certified projects in the past five years. Shockey is a member of the US Green Building Council and offers 13 LEED certified professionals on staff.

Shockey is currently on track to deliver a new LEED project in 2013 (Winchester) and two new LEED projects in 2014 (Richmond and Front Royal.)

Established in 1896, Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. provides general construction, construction management, design-build, and historic rehabilitation services in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Shockey is one of the region’s largest and oldest general contracting and construction management companies.