LEED for Homes
USGBC's Residential Green Building Program is Born
A “Good, Better, Even Better, Best” Approach to Scoring Houses
LEED for Homes sets baseline requirements for homes to be green, and then awards extra credit for going above and beyond the call. Above basic certification, you can earn Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
ABOUT LEED FOR HOMES
LEED for Homes is the residential version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED for Homes was released in February 2008 after two years in pilot status. By January 2009, LEED for Homes had certified 1,304 houses, with another 13,836 registered for certification.
The program is on a two-year cycle for revisions, so the next planned modifications will take place in 2010. The U.S. Green Building Council says it is too soon to say whether...