Oregon ranked seventh in the nation in 2013 for newly certified green buildings.

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, there were 47 projects certified in Oregon last year using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED system.

Combined, the Oregon projects represent nearly 7 million square feet of space, more square footage on a per-capita basis than 43 other states.

Illinois topped the nation in new LEED certifications, with 2.29 square feet per resident. Next up were Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York and California.

Oregon had 1.83 square feet certified per capita.

In Portland, new LEED certifications included the newly converted 449,822-square-foot Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in downtown, The Commonwealth Building, The Albert multifamily project; Renewable Northwest Project office interior; and the Standard Center office interior.

The 715,646-square-foot Lincoln Center, an office complex in Tigard, also got LEED certification.

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