LEED-certified homes, whether single family or multifamily, are transforming the residential real estate market and the lives of people across the globe.
Of all the spaces where we spend our time, day in and day out, our home should be the most important and sacred place in our lives. This is why our homes should be healthy living spaces that make us feel comfortable, happy, safe and productive.
The LEED Residential rating system is a specialized program that addresses the needs of residential projects built to be efficient and sustainable. Every LEED-certified home is designed to be a healthy, resource-efficient and cost- effective place to live.
Here we want to present a short resume of the LEED in motion Residential article, which can be found at the following link: https://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-motion-residential-0
LEED multifamily and single-family homes reap the benefits of energy and resource efficiency, which is good for homeowners and building owners pocketbooks as well as the environment. Certified homes are also valued higher than traditional homes built to code.
LEED includes on-site testing and verification requirements to check energy performance and overall rating system compliance, including thermal enclosure, compartmentalization and mechanical ventilation testing, to ensure health and safety checks are conducted within the building.
LEED CERTIFIED HOMES’ CHARACTERISTICS
LEED-certified homes are designed to provide clean indoor air and ample natural light and to use safe building materials to ensure our comfort and good health. They help us reduce our energy and water consumption, thereby lowering utility bills each month, among other financial benefits. Using the strategies outlined in LEED, homeowners are having a net-positive impact on their communities.
Around the world since 2012 LEED-certified Residential Units are rising ever more, thanks to clients that is increasingly informed, aware and sensitive to sustainability, health and wellness issues. This is also appening in Italy in recent years.
WHO ARE ELEGIBLE?
LEED certification can be applied to all types of residential projects like single family homes, multifamily core and shell and multifamily.
MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
Macro Design Studio can provide strategic guidance and lead to certify your project with its accredited professionals: LEED AP for Homes, Green Rater and Energy Rater, Commissioning Authority. We believed and invested immediately in LEED certification for residential buildings and we have been the first Italian company with a Green Rater. Our staff can boast experience with several Residential projects and hold all required credentials.
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