LEED for Homes Certification
LEED for Homes is a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes and multifamily buildings.
All LEED for Homes projects are third-party verified by a Green Rater. Green Raters visually verify as-built LEED measures and collect supporting documentation as needed before certification. Performance testing is also required on LEED for Homes projects and is conducted onsite by a qualified third-party. Projects using LEED for Homes and LEED for Homes Multifamily Midrise do not use LEED Online for certification. Certification will be handled through your Green Rater.
Before you register
Prior to registering any residential project, every participating builder or project manager starts by selecting a LEED for Homes Green Rater. LEED for Homes Green Raters work with you to conduct a preliminary rating early in the design process to ensure the project team understands all the prerequisites and the minimum number of points needed for certification. Green Raters provide the required on-site verification for each LEED for Homes project.
Once you register
Once you register your residential project, you can work with your project team to design and build the project to the stated goals. Your team will continue to work with your Green Rater as they perform on-site verification, documenting all your LEED strategies so that once your project is complete, you are ready to apply for certification. After you receive notice of certification, all that’s left to do is celebrate your achievement.
Find out if your project can certify with LEED for Homes.
Read the eligibility guidelines