For years, Signature Sustainability has been an expert LEED Consultant and have certified projects throughout the greater Boston area, New York and the northeast. LEED for Homes is a proven rating system for ensuring that your building meets certain sustainability criteria. Compared to standard homes, LEED for Homes buildings are more energy and water efficient, (reducing utility costs), have better indoor air quality and have lower carbon footprints. LEED is also the internationally recognized standard for green building, and provides great marketing and can increase resale value. Signature Sustainability can also help you meet LEED Certifiable requirements.
LEED for Homes is the USGBC’s Rating System for residential buildings and is an excellent way to market your project as sustainable and make it stand out. The LEED for Homes Rating System covers several different project types:
- Single Family Homes
- Low-Rise Multifamily Buildings (1-3 stories)
- Mid-Rise & High-Rise Multifamily Buildings (4-12 stories)
LEED for Homes was designed to provide an easy to use framework for constructing energy efficient, healthy and Eco-conscious residential housing projects.
The LEED for Homes Rating System looks at the following areas to address sustainability at every level:
- Integrative Process
- Location & Transportation
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy & Atmosphere
- Materials & Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
“As the Sunset Green Home project’s LEED Provider, Ian contributed to the project’s successful LEED Platinum Certification by offering subject matter expertise, thoughtful guidance, and deep knowledge of the LEED for Homes green building program throughout the course of the project.” – Kim Erle, LEED for Homes AP