The U.S. Green Building Council has certified its 10,000th home, officials announced.
The structures have been certified under the Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design for Homes program, which encompasses single-
and multifamily houses, at market and subsidized rates.
this milestone signifies the continued transformation of the home building
industry towards high-performing, healthy homes that save home owners
money," said Nate Kredich, vice president of residential market development
at the USGBC. "Market leaders across the production, multifamily,
affordable and custom home segments have recognized that there are green homes,
and then there are LEED homes, and they are acting accordingly."
LEED for Homes program certifies structures that use less natural resources, create
less waste and are healthier to live in.
No. 10,000 was an affordable public housing development in Tacoma, Wash.
LEED homes program reaches 10,000
April 8, 2011