As LEED certification becomes commonplace, large-scale facilities are reducing their carbon footprint by going green.

According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), right now there are more than 1,755 LEED-certified industrial facilities, totaling more than 496 million square feet worldwide. And the number of LEED-certified industrial buildings is on the rise – an additional 2,170 projects are registered, totaling nearly 737 million square feet.

ForConstructionPros.com discusses the increasing popularity of green and LEED-certified industrial facilities – and how it makes good business sense.

The manufacturing sector alone is responsible for 30% of the nation’s total energy consumption and uses an estimated 15,900 million gallons of water per day, which is roughly 4% of total daily water use. Through LEED certification, the world’s most widely used green building rating program, industrial facilities are more resource efficient and high-performing, which translates to increased asset value and millions of dollars in savings for owners and operators.

ForConstructionPros.com also discusses how consumers increasingly want products that have come from sustainable manufacturing facilities – another incentive for tenants to locate their businesses in green industrial properties.

Read the full article to find out how some noteworthy LEED-certified industrial building projects are a financial and environmental success.