LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the world’s most widely used green building rating system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the LEED for Homes rating system and corresponding certification provides independent verification ensures every LEED certified home is a healthy, resource-efficient, and cost-effective place to live.

  1. HEALTH: LEED-certified homes are designed to maximize fresh air indoors and minimize exposure to airborne toxins and pollutants.
  2. SAVINGS: They’re designed to save costly resources – energy and water. On average, LEED-certified homes use 20-30% less energy than a home built to code, with some homes reporting up to 60% savings! Using fewer resources means lower utility bills each month.
  3. TRUSTED: LEED homes are third-party inspected, performance-tested, and certified to perform better than a conventional home. Additionally, to ensure that your home is built to an exacting green standard, each LEED-certified home is inspected and tested by the third party non-profit organization: GBCI. Onsite inspections, detailed documentation review, and proof of performance are required in every LEED-certified home so you can trust that your home is truly green.
  4. VALUE: With proper planning, green homes can be built for a similar cost as conventional homes, and they’re resold for more money in less time than traditional homes. LEED homes can even qualify for special mortgages, discounted insurance, tax breaks, and other incentives.

Interested in learning more about LEED-certified green homes? Click here to check out LEED’s GreenHomeGuide! Already sold on LEED-certified? Urban Fabric is too! Click here to explore our newest LEED-Platinum Project currently in process in Central Phoenix!