LEED For Homes

Leed For Homes

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a scoring system which awards points to a home based on the building’s level of sustainability. 

The LEED rating and certification system is the industry’s gold-standard for environmentally sustainable building and is recognized industry-wide by architects, engineers, developers, and other building professionals. 

Categories in LEED Certification

  1. Location and Transportation
    • Proximity of building/site is to transit and other eco-friendly transportation
  2. Materials and Resources
    • Use locally sourced, sustainable products
  3. Water Efficiency
    • Reduce potable water usage
  4. Energy and Atmosphere
    • Improve energy performance and indoor air quality
  5. Sustainable Sites
    • Utilize nearby natural resources and ecosystems that can naturally take part of the design, minimizing environmental pollution
  6. Indoor Environmental Quality
    • Air health and breathability issue
  7. Innovation In Design
    • Introduction of new technologies that help improve the overall sustainability of the building

Benefits of LEED Certification Homes

The benefits of LEED Certification include:

  • Reduced energy and water usage
  • Reduced maintenance and operation costs
  • Reduced construction waste during the building process
  • Reduced liability
  • Increased indoor air quality
  • Increased employee performance, satisfaction, and retention
  • Promotes usage of recycled material
  • Attracts companies, employees, and tenants who value sustainability