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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.”