Texas top state for sustainability

HOUSTON (Houston Business Journal) – The Lone Star State was the top state for corporate and community sustainability in 2016, according to Site Selection magazine. ?

Additionally, Dallas ranked second among metro areas nationwide, and Houston ranked seventh. Boston took the top spot.

The index looks at where socially responsible companies are based or growing and incorporates factors such as clean? tech and green industry activity, energy awareness, the built environment, redevelopment of polluted sites, policy, and human well-being and quality of life.?

Site Selection praised? Toyota's new North American headquarters in Plano for having a solar power installation, and highlighted the other renewable energy efforts underway in the state. It also found Texas ranked high in LEED certification and LEED certification per capita.

The magazine found that Dallas and Houston were doing well in terms of walkability. Experts claim that there is a high correlation between walkability and high GDP per capita.