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First #LEED certified homes have arrived in Greater China. Healthy homes and families for a healthier world

First #LEED certified homes have arrived in Greater China. Healthy homes and families for a healthier world

The rapid urbanization of China is arguably the most environmentally significant human project on the planet. As China continues to grow, green buildings—indeed, a cross section of green buildings—is key to its continued future and in line with the country’s larger goals of a greener, healthier China. What better structure to help achieve this goal than a green home? Recently, pioneers of green buildings have successfully certified the first LEED homes in Greater China giving families environmentally sound, healthier and affordable spaces to live. No. 98 of Nanhexia, Guangling in the Yanzhou District of China’s Jiangsu Province, is the first of 52 homes in the Province that will be certified using LEED. Built in the old city district of Nanhexia on the site of an abandoned factory, the project aims to improve the quality of life for local residents and provide a model for ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/first-leed-home-greater-chi...

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