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LEED for Homes

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LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Homes is a voluntary rating system for single and multifamily, affordable and market rate housing projects. LEED for Homes promotes the design and construction of high-performance homes – energy efficient, resource efficient, and healthy for occupants. A home that achieves LEED certification has been designed to maximize fresh […]

Local & Sustainable Building Materials

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A building that is sustainable must by nature be constructed using locally sustainable materials, i.e. materials that can be used without any adverse effect on the environment, and which are produced locally, reducing the need to travel. There are key criteria that can be used to judge whether a material is sustainable or not, namely: […]