Residential - Design/Construction - LEED For Homes
What is LEED for Homes?
LEED for Homes is a consensus-developed, third party-verified rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes. LEED for Homes measures a home’s performance based on eight categories: site selection, water efficiency, materials & resources, energy & atmosphere, indoor environmental quality, location & linkages, awareness & education, and innovation. Within each of these areas, projects earn points toward certification.
Each LEED-certified home undergoes onsite inspections and thorough performance testing to ensure proper performance. LEED for Homes is applicable to single family and multifamily homes and is intended for both market-rate and affordable housing.
Why should I build a LEED-certified home?
LEED certification recognizes and celebrates leadership in green homebuilding, and allows you as a builder to clearly differentiate your work. For the homebuyer, LEED is like the nutrition label that demonstrates in measurable terms that a home incorporates efficient techniques and features, and that the final product has been third party-verified and performance tested.
What is the difference between LEED for Homes and other green home programs?
LEED is a national, third-party certification system for green homebuilding. It is designed to recognize leadership, so the program is rigorous and focused on measurable results. LEED for Homes features lots of support for builders who choose to work with the rating system, including Reference Guides, instructor-led workshops and online courses.
There are many other highly regarded local and regional green home building programs in the U.S. Each of these programs is unique, with its own specifications and requirements. By reviewing the checklists for LEED and other available green programs, you can choose the rating system that works best for your goals.
G2I Group offers full service shell contracting of concrete (slab), masonry and framing to building contractors, developers and home owners. Our expertise in shell construction and deep network of vendors and subcontractors across the regions allows us to provide value-add services such as price protection, value engineering, budgets, take-offs and management of projects. We have extensive experience in providing shell construction services for both custom and production single-family home projects.
Multi-Family construction requires specific expertise and our Construction team has extensive experience in a variety of multi-family construction methods. Having delivered dozens of multi-family projects over the years, we have the expertise on how to properly execute multi-story masonry methods and fire wall systems. These complex methods must be performed correctly for a multi-family project to be successful and we can help you avoid costly mistakes and time delays. We offers full service shell contracting of concrete (slab), masonry and framing for any multi-family project.
LEED for Neighborhood Development
LEED for Neighborhood Development is designed to certify exemplary development projects that perform well in terms of smart growth, urbanism, and green building. Projects may constitute whole neighborhoods, portions of neighborhoods, or multiple neighborhoods. Projects are often mixed-use, though small single-use projects that complement existing neighborhood uses may also use the rating system. Local jurisdictions should not use LEED-ND as a replacement for comprehensive planning, however, many local jurisdictions may find that LEED for Neighborhood Development is a meaningful tool to help promote sustainable land development if incentivized or used as a guideline when revising local codes and regulations.