LEED-certified buildings are not necessarily alike. There are, in fact, four different levels of certification available to prospective green builders, each based on the number of LEED credits earned for a specific building. Points are earned in one or more of six categories.
LEED-Certified is the minimum award for recognized green homes. According to the latest version of LEED for Homes, a home must score between 45 and 59 points out of 136 to become certified. LEED Silver requires a minimum of 60 points; for Gold, it's 75; and then Platinum - the highest award offered - requires a minimum of 90 points. As an added bonus, LEED Platinum-rated buildings have all certification fees refunded. This relatively simple system and the profound popularity for LEED-certified builders mean that LEED structures are multiplying fast. Below is a comprehensive list of current LEED for Homes award winners.
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