The LEED for Homes rating system “promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.” (USGBC.org) It is one of several LEED rating systems ,each of which is tailored to different building types adn project scopes.
Project can achieve one of four tiers of LEED certification - certified, silver, gold and platinum - based on points awarded in the following eight categories:
BENEFITS OF GREEN HOMES
Owners and residents of homes built to the LEED for Homes standards experience many benefits. Some of these benefits include:
Owners and residents of LEED for Homes buildings have the assurance of third-party performance testing, verification and certification, ensuring their home is truly green.