What is the LEED Certification Process?

LEED for Homes Talking Points for Builders

Key messages

LEED for Homes is a voluntary third-party certification system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.

  • LEED homes are safer, healthier, more comfortable and more durable
  • Green homes perform better than the average home. LEED-certified homes provide a healthy place to live, produce lower utility bills and have a smaller environmental footprint.

LEED certification is something that consumers can look for to identify homes that have been third-party inspected, performance-tested and certified as truly green homes that will perform better than conventional homes. Homebuilders using LEED are able to differentiate their homes as some of the best on the market.

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What Are Some Benefits of LEED Certification?

“LEED certification is a realistic way to tackle the ever rising energy costs by cutting a home’s energy usage by as much as 60%, our case studies have shown,” said Nate Kredich, Vice President, Residential Market Development, USGBC. “Homeowners of Lelanau County, Northern MI will be saving money year-round by living in a LEED-certified home.”

“We spend 90% of our time indoors and where we live and work has a significant impact on our health and well-being,” said Nate Kredich, Vice President, Residential Market Development, U.S. Green Building Council. “By achieving certification, Lelanau County, Northern MI will be a home that a family will truly love to come home to, because it’s a healthier, high-performing place to live.”

“Living in a LEED-certified home not only means you will be saving money and precious resources, it also means that it’s more durable than a non-certified home,” said Nate Kredich, Vice President, Residential Market Development, U.S. Green Building Council. “The quality of the products and the different green strategies used within the home means that its owners will be enjoying their high-performing home for years to come.”

“While demand for traditional residential construction is slowing, the green housing market continues to grow and Lelanau County, Northern MI is a great example of why this is,” said Nate Kredich, Vice President, Residential Market Development, U.S. Green Building Council. “LEED certified homes are healthier places to live, produce lower utility bills, have better air quality, and leave a smaller environmental footprint behind.”

“The residential sector contributes greatly to climate change and is responsible for 21% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions,” said Nate Kredich, Vice President, Residential Market Development, U.S. Green Building Council. “Green homes like Lelanau County, Northern MI are an immediate and measurable way individuals can make a difference for the environment, and this project will serve as an example to the community of the benefits of building green.”

What is the Relationship with GreenCrest Homes?

GreenCrestLogo-BranchText-Trans_180x144  A premier custom systems home builder in northern Michigan.

GreenCrest Homes is a branch of Burkholder Construction with the backing of over five decades of service in the Grand Traverse regional area.

At GreenCrest we blend today’s precision technology with our years of expertise in the construction industry to provide a cost effective building system designed just for you. We partner with the innovative building process of Dickinson Homes of Iron Mountain, Michigan. This partnership insures the highest quality control in the building industry. This is achieved by using the latest in engineering know-how, climate-controlled assembly, and a written systematic inspection process.

dickinson_logoYou cannot go anywhere today and not hear about “Green Building.” Environmentally responsible building is something system builders have been doing long before it was the “in thing.” The systems building process naturally uses the latest green building techniques. The GreenCrest staff is ready to introduce you to all of the benefits of green building and explain how your new home works as a system. This innovative “Building Science” concept is an integral part of every design and build we do.

“THE SYSTEMS DIFFERENCE” approach to providing your quality dream home offers our clients a refreshing, enjoyable and rewarding experience. It is our promise to listen to your needs, assemble a committed team of professionals, design, refine, and communicate your vision into a written plan, all while developing a relationship that will continue long after you first turn the key.

It’s your home and it’s your choice. We challenge you to visit GreenCrestHomes.com to further explore custom home design & construction incorporating, “The Systems Difference” of assembly line efficiencies.