LEED for Homes
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS.
WHAT IT IS
A home is more than just shelter: homes are the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building—but especially homes. Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month. And in many markets, certified green homes are now selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes.
Some of the most important buildings in the world use LEED. Shouldn’t the most important building in everyone’s world use LEED, too?
Are you a green professional looking to differentiate yourself within the residential marketplace? The LEED AP Homes professional credential helps showcase your knowledge of sustainable design and construction for residential building.
WHO IT’S FOR
LEED for Homes is available for building design and construction projects for single family homes and multifamily projects up to eight stories.
LEED BUILDING DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION: HOMES & MULTIFAMILY LOWRISE
Designed for single family homes and multifamily buildings between one and three stories.
LEED BUILDING DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION: MULTIFAMILY MIDRISE
Designed for midrise multifamily buildings between four and eight stories.
The EPA estimates that indoor air is between two and ten times more polluted than outdoor air. LEED-certified homes are designed to maximize fresh air indoors and minimize exposure to airborne toxins and pollutants.