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LEED for Homes Home Development Tour

GBCI: 0910000225

This session will go over building LEED homes in an existing community. We will highlight the importance of community connectivity, and showcase the green features we have chosen for the home. This will include solar energy, thermal comfort, and the ins and outs of constructing an air tight home.
Eligible for 3 CE HOURS.
  • 3 CE

  • LEED AP Homes

Rating system: v2009



After going through the following strategies, the participants will be able to identify what makes a home air tight, and how to gain optimal home performance. They will have an understanding of how all the systems work together, and why it is important that each home is uniquely designed and calculated to best suit it’s outer shell.


  1. Importance of community connectivity and the overall health of our occupants. This will be an introduction to the overall project. The community and occupant health played a big role in going for LEED for Homes, so we would like to highlight what that means to us in the project.
  2. Strategies used to optimize performance of the homes - energy efficiencies within systems, thermal comfort, technologies, and what's behind the walls of an air tight home.
  3. What a green rater looks for. Insight from the project Green Rater on what she see as typical problems for home certification, and what can be done to solve these problems. We will show examples throughout the home that solve these problems and increase the home performance.
  4. Solar - how solar increases the performance of the home. We will talk about the efficiencies gained for the home itself, as well as other offsets that solar provides. We will take an intermediate level approach to explain how solar is integrated into the home, and the project planning that must take place.
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Created by

USGBC - Colorado Chapter
Denver, CO
United States


  • certification

Carissa Sawyer

Team Lead, Certification U.S. Green Building Council

Melissa Baldridge

Green-Building Solutions Provider & Real Estate Broker

Shannon Harris

Fuse Living