MY home has a number of LEED features like foam/concrete 12"walls and plastic windows, outside stone walls, etc. How do I get a LEED appr?.

Asked by Don McCoon
Arnold, CA

The main level is log exterior, the lower levels are 12"concrete /foam Radiant heat in the floor, dark roof, Don McCoon - [email protected]


Jason Kliwinski

Answered by Jason Kliwinski

Lambertville, NJ

The Green Living and Building Center

July 10, 2014

There is no LEED for existing homes rating available. LEED for Homes is geared at new home construction. If you were building your house new, you could get a LEED certification most likely. You should be able to get an Energy Star label or consider a Green Globes for existing buildings. Green Globes is similar to LEED but easier and less rigorous generally in my opinion. It is a good alternative in your case.

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