03 Nov '17, 9pm

Residential strategies in #LEED v4

Residential strategies in #LEED v4

At Greenbuild Boston 2017 , find out how LEED v4 is working to make homes more efficient and healthy for residents. In the U.S., homes consume nearly 25 percent of the total energy used. The majority of that energy—about 80 percent—is used in single-family homes. Although overall residential energy use has seen an increase in the past 25 years, it has done so at a slower rate compared to the population. This offers an opportunity for progress in future residential development by decreasing total energy usage through increased efficiency measures. This is possible on a smaller scale, via retrofits and appliance upgrades, or on a whole-building scale, by pursuing LEED certification. LEED-certified homes are also designed, constructed and operated in such a way that emphasize buildings’ resilience. A LEED home is developed with proactive design planning for the potential impa...

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