Lake Michigan Platinum LEED Home

The First Platinum Certified LEED Home in Northern Michigan.

aleed-home-platinum-certified14This Leland, MI home, designed and built by Burkholder Construction, was awarded the first Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification in Northern MI by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for green homebuilding achievement. LEED for Homes is a green home certification program that rewards homes that are designed and built to be energy-and resource-efficient and more healthy and durable for the occupants. LEED-certified homes complete a technically rigorous process that includes a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and onsite inspections to verify that the home is built to be energy and water efficient, environmentally sound, and a healthier place to live.

The LEED Platinum rating is the highest possible USGBC certification. Burkholder Construction is known for their expertise in building LEED homes. Green homes may have substantially lower utility bills and may qualify for advantageous financing, lower insurance rates and government incentives. Through their commitment to green homebuilding, Burkholder Construction is helping to keep homeownership affordable.

Learn more in this video about LEED:

LEED for Homes: Certification Process from U.S. Green Building Council on Vimeo.