29 May '15, 5pm

When it comes to homes, there's green and then there's LEED

When it comes to homes, there's green and then there's LEED

LEED for Homes is a rating system and certification that promotes the design and construction of high performance green homes. Administered by USGBC, LEED certification offers a holistic approach to sustainability and emphasizes strategies for better environmental and health performance. Some of the world’s most important buildings use LEED such as: the Empire State Building, the Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the Empire State Building—and even your local Starbucks—are using LEED to design, construct, operate and maintain their buildings. LEED buildings are constructed using designs and processes aimed at saving energy, water and money, and providing healthier and more comfortable indoor environments for the people who use them. The EPA estimates that indoor air is between two and 10 times more polluted than outdoor...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/when-it-comes-homes-theres-...

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