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 your verification team. The verification team includes a Green Rater and a Provider who work together on the verification and certification submittal of your project. 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.
Before you register
Prior to registering, start by selecting by selecting a verification team. The verification team will 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.
Once you're ready to get started, you'll need to choose a verification team. Connect with a LEED for Homes provider from our directory. Providers can connect you to their network of Green Raters. You can also contact a Green Rater local to you project from our directory.
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. You will continue to work with your verification team 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