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USGBC Launches LEED for Homes Pilot

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched its year-long pilot LEED® for Homes (LEED-H) rating system in early August 2005. During the pilot phase, regional program providers will select pilot projects and verify that they meet the rating system’s requirements. Homebuilders interested in participating in the pilot can submit an application either directly to a program provider or online at LEED-H includes up to four points for the use of environmentally preferable products; to achieve these points, builders can use products with specified attributes or those listed in BuildingGreen’s GreenSpec® Directory. See EBN Vol. 14, No. 7 for more information about LEED-H, including a list of regional providers. More information about GreenSpec is at

Published September 1, 2005

Boehland, J. (2005, September 1). USGBC Launches LEED for Homes Pilot. Retrieved from

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