23 Jan '14, 9pm

U.S. Green Building Council Certifies 50,000th Green Housing Unit Under LEED for Homes.

Email This Print Comments Trackbacks Share Link The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes v2008 rating system is proposed to be updated and balloting on the update will begin on February 3, 2014 (.. yes, version 2008). Launched in February 2008, LEED for Homes this week certified its 50,000th residential unit. There are also over 82,000 active registered units not yet certified. And given that a 2013 CoStar study reported renters nationwide appear willing to pay a 25% rental premium to be in a LEED certified property, it should be expected the investors calculating revenue potential will build more LEED certified apartments in 2014. LEED for Homes v2008 eligible building types include single family homes, low-rise multi-family (1 to 3 stories), mid-rise multi-family (4 to 6 stories). Since its launch in 2008, energy codes for residential construction have become mor...

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