Just noticed an email from R. Fed last night touting membership and accreditation increases in a down economy:
As of April 2009, USGBC is proud to count 20,000 organizations among its national membership, and more than 100,000 LEED Accredited Professionals around the globe. Since January 1, 2009, we have broken records every month in new memberships and new LEED AP candidates – exceeding our best projections and demonstrating that green building, and the green movement, are here to stay.
As you might imagine, there was a huge surge in the past few months due in large part to the roll out of LEED 2009. I've been loosely tracking the figures as they're released in the USGBC Update emails I receive intermittently for the past year or so... here's a look at the spike:
I'm curious to hear the reader response to this landmark... please leave a comment.