Thursday, February 20
(Undated) -- The U.S. Green Building Council is out with the latest list of states with the most LEED-certified environmentally friendly buildings, and Minnesota ranked 10th. Leadership in Environmentally Friendly Design's Scot Horst calls it "very impressive." Horst says LEED-certified buildings are often more different in the way they feel than how they look: better air quality, usually a view to the outdoors and some connection with nature, with nicer and more natural light. In addition, Horst says LEED-certified buildings use less energy and are a healthier environment in which to work or live.