U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL: Residential Markets Update

LEED for Homes Snapshot:     5,000 Certified | 23,856 Registered | 40 Providers 

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LEED for Homes at 5,000!

USGBC is delighted to announce that the LEED for Homes program has just crossed the threshold of 5,000 certified units. In just the last two years, an additional 23,000+ units have registered their intent to pursue LEED certification, so we're looking forward to the continued rapid growth of the program. Thank you for your support!

USGBC adds LEED for Homes Providers

To help meet the ever-increasing demand for LEED for Homes verification support, the Residential Market Development team has selected four additional organizations to bolster USGBC's LEED for Homes Provider Network, bringing to total 40 Providers nationwide. The new LEED for Homes Providers are undergoing intensive training right now, and will begin working with LEED for Homes project teams in the second quarter of 2010.

» Find a LEED for Homes Provider in your area

The HDF 2010 Awards of Excellence

The Home Depot Foundation created their Awards of Excellence program to showcase outstanding and innovative nonprofit, affordable housing organizations throughout the U.S. The Home Depot is seeking housing developers that went beyond affordability and used their projects to address the health and environmental impacts of housing design and construction.

» Visit The Home Depot Foundation website for more info

LEED for Homes Green Rater Exam OpenUSGBC's new LEED for Homes Green Rater Program, a comprehensive training coupled with an integrated exam offered by GBCI, offers you the pathway to become a LEED for Homes Green Rater. As of January 1st, 2011, all LEED for Homes projects must utilize a Green Rater certificate-holder on the verification team.

Visit www.usgbc.org/greenrater to learn more about the LEED for Homes Green Rater program, register for an upcoming training, and apply for the exam.

TX Green Summit builds on 2009 Success

The second-annual Texas Green Building Summit took place last month in Dallas, with the dual purpose of celebrating ongoing green building progress in Texas, and to demonstrate that green buildings are achievable, affordable and make business sense – even in today’s troubled real estate market. Over 1,100 attendees took part in a range of educational sessions focused on single family, multifamily and commercial building.

The Texas Green Building Summit is a joint production of the USGBC North Texas chapter and the HBA of Greater Dallas.

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Help USGBC & Clinton Found. Rebuild Haiti

USGBC is working with the Clinton Foundation to assess the great need of the people of Haiti following February's devastating earthquake and aftershocks. The redevelopment work we started before the earthquake has taken on new urgency, but it also has begun to take on a practical scope: government buildings that are more to the scale of the community, housing that offers basic human comforts, support services that are embedded in the community. Together, the USGBC community can help with donations of machinery, materials and money to the Clinton Foundation.

» Learn more and get involved!

First-Annual EcoHome Design Awards

The first-annual EcoHome Design Awards will honor the best sustainable homes for innovative design, green building features, environmental performance, and integration with their sites and communities. Enter your sustainably-built projects today for the chance to share your oustanding green work in EcoHome magazine. The deadline for submitting entry forms is April 2, 2010. There is a $125 fee for each entry.

» Learn more and sign up today!


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