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~info bit~ THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL 

 The U.S. Green Building Council  is the nation's leading coalition of corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations working together to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

Since its founding in 1993, the Council has grown to more than 5,300 member companies and organizations, a 50-person professional staff, a broad portfolio of LEED(r) products and services, the industry's popular Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, and a network of 67 local chapters, affiliates, and organizing groups.

The LEED(r) (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a feature-oriented rating system where credits are earned for satisfying specified green building criteria.


The five major environmental categories of review include:
Sustainable Sites
Water Efficiency
Energy and Atmosphere Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality

Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels of green building certification are awarded based on the total creditsearned. The LEED standard has been adopted nationwide by federal agencies, state and local governments, and interested private companies as the guideline for sustainable building.

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Comments

There would be more builders pursuing the LEED certification for their green homes if it were less expensive. Some builders here, both of single family and condos, do build green, but just don't want to spend the money to get it certified. I've also seen some that get one home certified, and then state that all the others like it are built with the same specs.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 12 years ago
Very good information. We had a speaker who is LEED certified at our last ECOagent meeting...He broght his LEED book with him..I think it may just have been ONE of his books...it was the size of three bibles! Thanks for the comment, Sharon
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 12 years ago

Look for BLOG articles on
Sustainable Sites
Water Efficiency
Energy and Atmosphere Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality

coming soon to the ECO-Friendly Group :-)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 12 years ago
I am interested in Sustainable Sites
Posted by Thomas Patrick almost 12 years ago
I had no idea that there were this many people interested in green building. You write that there are 5,300 member companies and organizations. WOW. That is amazing. As an investor, I am interested in trends . this looks like one to me.
Posted by john thomas almost 12 years ago
John. I and many other REALTORS are noticing a trend toward healthy-built homes and sustainable communities.
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 12 years ago
Thomas. Please read through my BLOG for more information on sustainable sites. And check back next month when I will be wrting articles on how to select an environmentally responsible location for new construction and "green" opportunities for reducing the negative impact on the site.

 

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 12 years ago

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