LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green multifamily buildings and single family homes. Green homes use less energy, water and natural resources, create less waste, and are more durable and comfortable for occupants.
LEED for Homes is a national, voluntary certification system developed by national experts and experienced builders that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes built with sustainable practices. This program includes affordable housing, mass-production homes, custom designs, stand-alone single-family homes, duplexes and townhouses, suburban and urban apartments and condominiums and lofts in historic buildings. LEED homes use less energy, water and natural resources, create less waste, and are more durable and comfortable for occupants.
The certification is based on 18 prerequisites and 67 credits. The prerequisites are mandatory for every project, and no points are awarded for meeting them. To achieve certification, project teams earn credit points by exceeding the minimum standards of the prerequisites. A total of 136 credit points is available within 8 categories. Required third-party verification and performance testing differentiate and add value to the LEED for Homes rating system.
The USGBC recommends the Verication Team (green rater and provider) should be involved as early in the project as possible. One of the core strengths of the LEED for Homes program is that the green components are all verified by a third party. Third-party verification is essential to the integrity of the program because it gives prospective home buyers confidence and reassurance.
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