Residential Programs

LEED for Homes Certification Program

LEED for Homes is a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes, including affordable housing, mass-production homes, custom designs, stand-alone single-family homes, duplexes and townhouses, suburban and urban apartments and condominiums and lofts in historic buildings. More...

Recent Blogs

Mitigating Risk Through Sustainable Building Practices

Kelly McMurtrie and Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley,

Time and again, green homes prove to be safer, more efficient and less costly to operate than homes built with standard building materials. As research has found, homes made from sustainable building materials are better able to withstand the perils of wind, hail and flood. From an insurance stand point, we’re interested in connecting the dots between how this reduction of risk could translate into better insurance rates for the people who invest in sustainable homes- and potentially impact the market as a whole.

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How I Cut My Energy Bill for Water Heating by 76%

Scott Grieves, Kissimmee Utility Authority

Scott Grieves describes his search for a new water heater to replace a 19-year-old LP Gas model. His projected energy costs for water heating with the new GeoSpring hybrid model will drop to $250.56 from $1,038/year.

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Posted by Cassy Aoyagi, FormLA Landscaping, Inc.

Earlier in the year, we looked at the benefits of putting our limited rainwater to good use with water catchment and infiltration strategies.  Now that LA’s picture-perfect weather makes it tough to keep our gardens picture-perfect without irrigation, our teams field plenty of questions about graywater..

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