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LEED-Certified Homes Top 10,000


April 13 — More than 10,000 homes in the U.S. have been LEED-certified through the LEED for Homes program, reports the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The certified homes include single-family and multi-family dwellings in a wide price range, including affordable housing, says USGBC.

LEED for Homes is a national voluntary certification system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes that use less energy and water and fewer natural resources; create less waste; and are healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. Since its launch in 2008, 10,161 homes have certified with over 38,000 additional units in the pipeline.

"Reaching this milestone signifies the continued transformation of the home building industry towards high-performing, healthy homes that save home owners money," said Nate Kredich, USGBC vice president, residential market development. "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."

Read the full news release.