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
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.