50,000 Green Housing Units Certified under LEED for Homes

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced the 50,000th LEED-certified green housing unit. LEED for Homes, now the most broadly adopted home rating system, guides the design and construction of healthier, high-performance homes. Thirty –two thousand housing units or 65% of the total units were certified in 2012 and 2013 alone. Since its launch in 2007, 74 percent of certified units are within multifamily buildings, and 44 percent are classified as affordable housing. There are an additional 82,000 units in the pipeline for certification under LEED for Homes. The proven benefits of LEED for Homes residential units are enhanced property value, healthier indoor environments, and energy and water savings that average 20 to 30 percent.  Read the article here.