China took first place on the U.S. Green Building Council’s list of the Top 10 Countries for LEED, which highlights countries outside the United States that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and market transformation. China moved up one spot from second place last year, with 34.62 million gross square meters of certified LEED space. Canada, India, Brazil and the Republic of Korea rounded out the top five countries on the list, followed by Taiwan, Germany, Turkey, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.

According to Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, emerging economies such as China, India and Brazil will be engines of green growth, with development varying from twofold to sixfold compared to current green building levels. The United States, where LEED originated, remains the world’s largest market for the program.