The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has certified the 10,000th LEED commercial project.

Created in 2000, the LEED green building program has become a global symbol of sustainable building certifying more than 1.4 million square feet of new and existing buildings every day.

The Live Oak Family Resource Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., which was awarded LEED Platinum by GBCI, earned the 10,000 LEED certification. A community center, Live Oak Family Resource Center is a place for families to come for guidance, information and referrals on childbirth and parenting, health education and services, youth and senior programs, food distribution and other community needs.