Vice President of Residential Market Development
U.S. Green Building Council
20,000: No, I’m not talking leagues under the sea. I’m talking LEED-certified homes.
That’s right: I’m particularly proud to announce that we’ve certified over 20,000 LEED for Homes units.
It’s interesting to look at a sampling of the projects we’ve certified in just the past couple of weeks to see the reach and versatility of LEED in the residential space:
- Eight LEED Platinum certified affordable homes in the Coconut Cove development in Cape Coral, Florida, developed by Southwest Florida Affordable Housing Choice Foundation, Inc. and built by Owen-Ames-Kimball Company
- AMLI at Escena, the first two LEED Gold low-rise multifamily buildings in Texas, built by AMLI Residential
- KAPSARC Villa B-19 in Riyadh, one of the first LEED for Homes International Pilot projects to certify – located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the LEED Silver home is one of 191 single family production homes built by SK Engineering and Construction as part of Phase I for KAPSARC
|KAPSARC Villa B-19 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabi by SK Engineering & Construction|
Since LEED for Homes launched as a rating system in 2008, 51% of our certified homes qualify as affordable housing, a statistic of which we are very proud.
Also of note has been the trajectory for the LEED for Homes program. Consider:
- The 1st 1,000 certified homes (pre-pilot) took 31 months – or an average of roughly 32 homes/month
- 1,001 – 5,000 took 18 months – 222/month
- 5,001 – 10,000 took 12 months – 416/month
- 10,001 – 20,000 took 13 months – 769/month
Pretty nice growth, huh?
|AMLI at Escena in Texas, built by AMLI Residential|
Enormous thanks goes to our incredible LEED for Homes community and its continued commitment to transforming all buildings…even the little ones, that happen to matter most of all.