opens IMAGE file The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council representing all segments of the building industry developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution.
LEED for Homes certification is only available to new construction residential buildings (single family, town homes and apartments) or complete gut rebuild projects. Homeowners interested in green renovations who will not be undertaking a complete rebuild should review the USGBC’s REGREEN Program or Green Home Guide for advice.
The Center for EcoTechnology is proud to be a local LEED for Homes certification provider in western Massachusetts and surrounding regions. If you would like your next residential project to be certified, please contact us.
Get your Residential Project LEED Certified by CET
Step 1 – Review the opens in a new windowLEED for Homes rating system
Step 2 – Call our Project Coordinator at 413-586-7350 x242 and get a fee proposal for your project. Our Project Coordinator can schedule a feasibility meeting with you to review LEED for Homes pre-requisites, the certification process and CET’s fees.
Step 3 – Sign an agreement to hire CET and start working on a preliminary rating with your Green Home Rater.
Step 4 – Inspections throughout construction.
Step 5 – Review documentation and certify!
Leadership in Green Building
The Center for EcoTechnology has been certifying LEED Homes since the first LEED for Homes pilot began in 2005. Our seasoned and experienced staff have worked on LEED certification and Home Energy Ratings with custom single family homes, non-profit developers, green subdivisions and multi-family projects.
We have been part of the team for some amazing zero-net energy homes:
- Massachusetts opens in a new windowZero Net Energy Home Contest Winner
- Connecticut 2011 Lowest Overall HERS Index in opens in a new windowZero Net Energy Home Contest
- Upstate NY Zero Net Energy Home featured in these opens in a new windowgreat videos
And many great projects featured in local and national publications:
- Wright Builders’ opens in a new window2011 GreenBuilder Home of the Year Award
- Colrain opens in a new windowNear Zero Net Energy Homeopens PDF file – article in opens in a new windowHome Energy Magazine Nov/Dec 2008