LEED Certified Homes and Building Have Many Benefits
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) homes are green homes, and they are changing the residential and commercial communities and people’s lives around the globe.
LEED homes are built in a way to be healthier and safer by providing cleaner indoor air, using less energy and water (which leads to monthly savings on utilities), and they maintain their value over time. Other benefits include:
- Environmental benefits:
- Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity
- Improve air and water quality
- Reduce solid waste
- Conserve natural resources
- Economic benefits:
- Health and community benefits:
- Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments
- Improve occupant comfort and health
- Reduce strain on local infrastructure
- Enhance overall quality of life
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