Why should I buy a LEED-certified home?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a nationally recognized, third-party certification system that’s based on measurable results. As such, LEED recognizes the highest quality in green homebuilding. LEED-certified homes are energy efficient, use non-toxic building materials, are water-smart, and respect the environment in which they’re constructed. LEED was created and is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit environmental organization with more than 14,000 member organizations dedicated to sustainability in building design and construction. The certification system has been in use for more than seven years in commercial construction, and includes more than 3.2 Billion square feet of real estate currently seeking LEED certification.
How will a LEED home benefit me?
The benefits of a LEED home include economic benefits such as lower energy and water bills; environmental benefits like reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and health benefits such as reduced exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. LEED-certified homes may also be eligible for financial benefits such as lower fees for financing and lower insurance rates.
Greenlife Building, LLC is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Dave Eifrid, owner, is a LEED accredited professional (LEED AP).
To learn more about LEED, please visit the USGBC website. To get involved locally, join the USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter.