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New Urbanism: LEED for Homes

Listen to Brian Hendrickson, LEED AP of 180 Urban Design, speak about LEED for Homes. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.



Why Buy a Green Home?

A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste, and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. Benefits for a LEED home includes lower energy and water bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. The net cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional home. LEED home requirements can still use traditional building materials, shapes and forms.

LEED for Home States Wear Blinders On The True Costs of Sprawl

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