LEED for Homes
Home is where the Heart is.
What it is
A home is more than just a shelter: homes are the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building - but especially homes. Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month. And in many markets, certified green homes are now selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes.
Some of the most important buildings in the world use LEED. Shouldn't the most important building in everyone's world use LEED too?
requirements, while not a credit category, promote reaching across disciplines to incorporate diverse team members during the pre-design period.
||Location and transportation|
credits reward projects within relatively dense areas, near diverse uses, with access to a variety of transportation options, or on sites with development constraints.
||Materials and Resources|
credits encourage using sustainable building materials and reducing waste. Indoor environmental quality credits promote better indoor air quality and access to daylight and views.
credits promote smarter use of water, inside and out, to reduce potable water consumption.
||Energy and atmosphere |
credits promote better building energy performance through innovative strategies.
credits encourage strategies that minimize the impact on ecosystems and water resources.
||Indoor environmental quality|
credits promote better indoor air quality and access to daylight and views.
credits address sustainable building expertise as well as design measures not covered under the five LEED credit categories.
LEED for Homes Talking Points
LEED Certified House Poster