13 Jul '11, 6pm

If you've ever wondered what #LEED Homes certification takes, read this post from #green builder Rick Goyette.

After you have established a construction team (architect, builder), the starting point is to find a LEED for Homes champion. This professional or group of professionals will lead your home construction project through the LEED for Homes certification process. The champion could be your builder, architect, green consultant or Green Rater. They may have extensive experience on LEED for Homes projects or just recently completed a LEED education program. The champion could be you. The key is to establish a leader with regard to managing the LEED process and paperwork necessary for the final certification decision. Design, Construction, and LEED process management should not be conducted independent of each other without adding considerable risk to the success of your project. If you have not yet selected a construction team, add to your selection criteria the ability to take ...

Full article: http://greenhomeguide.com/getting-started-on-your-leed-home

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