About the LEED Home Green Home Program

What is LEED?
•The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification that was developed by the US Green Building Council in 2000.
•The LEED program promotes green building practices based on the LEED Rating System.
•LEED building and design practices can be applied to both residential and commercial buildings.

How It Works:

Builders and designers apply for LEED certification under the applicable LEED rating system. There are several different LEED rating systems: LEED for Building Design & Construction, LEED for Interior Design & Construction, LEED for Building Operations & Maintenance, and so on.
Projects qualify for points by meeting various requirements or green building and design practices. If a project earns enough points, it will receive a LEED certification of silver, gold or platinum and therefore labeled a LEED certified building.
Items that are measured are:
Indoor Air Quality
Energy Efficiency
Site Selection
Water Efficiency
Site Development
Materials Selection
Residents’ Awareness
Innovation.

Benefits of a LEED-certified Home:
Take a look at the video below to view some of the benefits of owning a LEED-Certified home.

Benefits of a LEED Home from U.S. Green Building Council on Vimeo.

Click here to access a directory of LEED-Certified architects, contractors, designers and other LEED-Certified construction and design professionals

About Jonathan Osman

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