How is LEED Different From a Green Home?
A green home may have low-flush toilets or solar panels on the roof , thereby making it, Green, while a LEED home is all-encompassing. A LEED home is one that is green from top to bottom and inside and out.
Rather than focusing on one aspect such as heating and cooling, a LEED home is exemplary in energy efficiency, water use, air quality, building materials, land placement and use—essentially everything! LEED certification is also rigorously tested and hard to achieve, unlike some other green certification programs.
In fact, every LEED home is throughly inspected and tested to ensure it meets the tough standards. Essentially, reaching a LEED status brings your home to the pinnacle of green certification—it’s the best there is.