What are LEED Homes?

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Fri, 2015-07-10 13:41
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From USGBC.org:

“LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes. A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants.”

Benefits:

  • Lower energy and water bills
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Less exposure to mold, mildew, and other indoor toxins
  • The net cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional home

One unique aspect of the LEED for Homes Rating System is that compliance is certified by an independent third party known as a Rater. Raters are approved by the USGBC.

Steps to register a LEED for Homes project:

(From USGBC.org) Register Your Project

1. Contact a LEED for Homes Provider

2. Confirm with your chosen Provider that your project is suitable for LEED for Homes

3. Upon receiving approval from a Provider, register your project with USGBC

4. Your registration is complete when USGBC receives payment of the registration fee