U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2017 LEED Homes Award Recipients

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Posted: Monday, July 2, 2018 9:15 pm

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Green Building Council recently celebrated the recipients of its 2017 LEED Homes Awards, an annual honor given to innovative projects, architects, developers, and homebuilders leading the residential green building market.

"We believe that every building, especially homes, should be green. LEED certified homes enhance the health and wellbeing of occupants by providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure comfort and safety, and they are designed to save critical resources, use less energy and water and save money," said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. "The LEED Homes Awards showcase the most inspired and efficient practices in the residential green building movement. These leaders showcase what it means to create a home that balances aesthetic appeal with real human and environmental needs."

As the demand for sustainable homes increases with the growing population of an environmentally conscious millennial market, USGBC is advancing its LEED for Homes certification through the most recent instalment of LEED v4.1. Later this year, USGBC will release this most current certification for the residential sector in beta.

The recipients include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing projects and companies who utilized innovative and effective sustainability methods in residential spaces in 2017.

The USGBC also recognized "LEED Homes Power Builders," a distinction USGBC established to honor an elite group of developers and builders that have exhibited an outstanding commitment to LEED and the green building movement within the residential sector. In order to be considered a LEED Homes Power Builder this year, developers and builders must have LEED-certified 90 percent of their homes/unit count built in 2017. Homes at any LEED certification level are eligible for consideration.

SOURCE: U.S. Green Building Council

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