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Greentopia Realty & GreenWorks Building - LEED for Homes San Diego

Greentopia Realty, a division of Greentopia Corporation, is a full real estate brokerage service firm specializing in green and eco-conscious real estate.

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

LEED is a voluntary program designed to recognize and reward the nation’s top green builders in terms of environmentally sound construction. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

USGBC’s newest LEED® Rating System, LEED for Homes, supports the design and construction of high-performance green homes. LEED for Homes recognizes and rewards builders for meeting the highest performance standards, while giving homeowners confidence that their houses are durable, healthy, and environmentally friendly. A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for its occupants. Benefits of a LEED home include lower utility bills; reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. The net cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional home.

Initially, LEED focused on commercial buildings. In 2006, the USGBC introduced a pilot version of LEED for Homes. LEED certified homes offer significant benefits to its owners, including:

  • Energy Savings (~30-70%)
  • Water Savings (~40%)
  • Improved Health: indoor air quality, safety, and thermal comfort
  • Improved Durability and Value
  • Homeowner Education
  • Environmentally Responsible

LEED certification gives homeowners confidence that their home is durable, healthy, and environmentally friendly.

LEED for Homes Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Greentopia if you're interested in attaining the LEED for Homes certification for your new or existing home.
 


More Green Real Estate Research Studies and Publications:

Green Developments: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate
Alex Wilson, Jenifer L. Uncapher, Lisa A. McManigal, L. Hunter Lovins, Maureen Cureton, and William D. Browning
This publication distills proven procedures, potential pitfalls, and practical lessons that will help you in developing environmentally sound and financially rewarding real-estate.

Recognition Of Energy Costs and Energy Performance In Commercial Property Valuation
Mark Chao and Gretchen Parker; 2000

The Greening of U.S. Investment Real Estate – Market Fundamentals, Prospects and Opportunities (PDF)
RREEF, 2007
This paper explores why the U.S. institutional investment real estate sector is likely to embrace sustainable building principles. The paper also documents trends in green building and focuses on the key drivers for green building investment – as well as the barriers that have limited this investment up to now.

Source: USGBC


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LEED®, the "Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design" Green Building Rating System, is the nationally accepted standard for green buildings developed by the USGBC membership. LEED® is a registered trademark of of USGBC. REALTOR® -- a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict code of ethics. All rights reserved.

 

 

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