LEED and DOE Offer Dual Path Green Home Certifications

Two of the most popular high-performance home certification programs are working together to make it easier for homes to achieve both standards.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home program and the LEED for Homes program share many green building goals. It's easier than ever for a builder to have a home certified under both programs in recognition of a home that uses less energy and water than the average home.

At the 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance High-Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, Asa Foss, director of residential solutions for the U.S. Green Building Council, talked about the mutual support of LEED and the Zero Energy Ready Home program.

Read more about LEED and other Green Home Certifications.


Topics: Building Green, Certification / LEED, Energy Audits, Energy Star, Sustainability Trends & Statistics

Companies: EEBA, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Green Building Council


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