LEED Certification for Homes
Do you want to know that your new house design is “green,” or as I prefer to call it, energy and resources responsible? There is now a way to certify that it is so.
The U.S. Green Building Council conducts a program of LEED certification, a nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. By meeting certain standards, a building can be deemed Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum, depending on the number of credits they achieve. Building owners know that there is a marketing edge they can gain by getting their new buildings LEED certified. USGBC is developing a program called LEED for Homes which should be launched in the Fall of 2007. Information about this program and other green building information can be found at www.usgbc.com.