Until recently, most residential green building programs were created for specific cities. Those that were national tended to focus on energy—such as the US EPA’s Energy Star® program—or were created for educational purposes and didn’t allow builders to rate and certify homes. The two programs described in this brochure:
Model Green Home Building Guidelines
LEED for Home
are national in scope, encompass all aspects of green building and highlight the main differences in how wood is treated. Both are points-based systems that can be used to achieve a certified rating of performance.