23 Jan '14, 9pm

USGBC Certifies 50,000th Green Housing Unit Under LEED for Home: Forty-four percent of the homes classified

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces the 50,000th LEED-certified green housing unit. “As one of the most rigorous green residential rating systems in the world, LEED for Homes is the standard against which all other such programs are measured,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “Despite its demanding technical aspects that set a high bar for green residential construction, LEED for Homes has also seen the broadest adoption among its peers—indicative of its position as the rating system of choice to guide the design and construction of healthier, high-performance homes.” Since the launch of the LEED for Homes rating system in 2007, the growth trajectory of the world’s most widely used residential green building program has been dramatic. From 392 housing units LEED-certified in 2007, the figure jumped to nearly 900 units certified wi...

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