LEED for Homes is a nationally-accepted benchmark which measures the overall performance of a home in eight categories:
Innovation & Design:Special design methods that contribute
to the sustainability of the home. Location & Linkages:Location of the home in socially and environmentally responsible ways in relation to the community,
such as proximity to transportation, shopping, and open spaces. Sustainable Sites:Use of the entire property so as to minimize
the project’s impact on the site. Water Efficiency:Use of indoor and outdoor water efficiency practices. Energy & Atmosphere:Emphasis on energy efficiency,
particularly in the building envelope and heating and cooling design. Materials & Resources:Efficient selection and use of environmentally preferable materials, and minimization of waste
during construction. Indoor Environmental Quality:Improvement of indoor
air quality by reducing the creation of and exposure to pollutants. Awareness & Education:Both residents and the building manager will become familiar with the operation and maintenance
of the green features of a LEED home.
Advanced green building allows the reduction of utility costs and eco footprints without restricting lifestyle. High- efficiency heating/cooling, air-tight construction and sustainable finishes are features that help make Urban Square Properties LEED-certified building.