How can you be sure the home you’re thinking of buying is truly green? How can you rate how green it can become after remodeling? The answer comes from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating standards.
The LEED standard was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to rate buildings built/remodeled on energy efficiency, sustainability and use of green technologies. This standard allows for a system where builders, buyers and sellers to accurate rate how green a building is. Recently USGBC released the new v4 changes to the LEEDs standard.
- Rules applying to buildings such as warehouses, datacenters, various hospitality buildings as well as previous pre-existing buildings and mid-rise residential buildings.
- Streamlining submittal procedures along with tutorial aides to help teach the LEEDs submittal process
- Better tools for building managers to maintain a green building to keep LEEDs certified.
- Many new impact categories to help manage one’s environmental impact.
Contact us at Trilogy Parners to learn more about the new LEEDs standard as well as other green building tips for custom home design or remodeling.