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Getting to know LEED: Homes Design and Construction

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A home is more than just 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?

Who it's for

LEED for Homes is available for building design and construction projects for single family homes and multifamily projects up to eight stories.

  • Homes and Multifamily Lowrise: Designed for single family homes and multifamily buildings between one and three stories.
  • Multifamily Midrise: Designed for midrise multifamily buildings between four and eight stories.

Learn more about the certification process, and get started on your project today. Find additional resources, and purchase your copy of the LEED Reference Guide for Homes Design and Construction.

Next: Read "Getting Started with Homes"

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