By: Jill Mendoza “In nature, nothing exists alone.” – Rachel Carson. This is the open foreword from Rick Fedrizzi ‘s U.S. Green Building Council’s release of the, “LEED in Motion Report”. This exclusive report provides a statistical snapshot of the LEED and green building movement that IDO Incorporated is proud to be a part. Here is a sampling of data offered; – 35% of all U.S. construction jobs are green today and are helping the economy. In fact green building in the U.S. increased to 44% in 2012 and is expected to be 55% by 2016; according to the source 2013 Dodge Construction Green Outlook, Mc Graw Hill construction. – LEED buildings touch an awe-inspiring amount of building occupants who benefit from healthier, more efficient structures through home, work or through their day-to-day lives. Millions of passive or proactive building occupants validate the green building industry and help fuel its growth. Today more than 4.3 million people live and work in LEED-certified buildings with more than 6.2 million people are experiencing a LEED-certified project each day. ” – “Professionals with green credentials are adding value to the individual and the firms that employ them – 68% of firm executives report that having workers with green credentials helped them grow their green business.” – Of the top 10 Industries with LEED Professionals Across Industry Sectors, the Interior Design Industry rakes 5th with Architecture, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering and project Management in the top 4 slots. – USGBC has a Global Presence with the top 5 Countries with Member Companies including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Unite Arab Emirates and China. In the report, Jeffrey Hines notes; “We also believe that numbers tell an important story. LEED in Motion: People and Progress is not just a testament to the progress being made by the people and companies advancing the green building platform, but a valuable resource that outlines the magnitude and strength of the USGBC and green building community. It is strong evidence of our strength in numbers. We are all important contributors to a network of millions. Together, we will learn, improve and progress as people, and that’s the bottom line.” “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead….. Let us know if you’d like to learn more about this Movement of Leaders…..we’d love to share our “greenness”!