LEED for Homes is a green building rating system designed to encourage and reward the design and construction of residential projects – large or small, single- or multifamily – that incorporate a range of green features. LEED Homes must include a number of “prerequisites,” features that must be included for a home to represent leadership practices.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council.
LEED for Homes projects are rated in the categories listed below and incorporate the mandatory features shown for each. Projects must also incorporate a number of optional measures in order to earn certification.
There are four rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Each higher level requires earning 15 additional points, starting at 45 points for a home of average size. Smaller homes require fewer points, larger ones must earn more.
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Find out how your project scores in the LEED for Homes Scoring Tool