Certifications

Green Home Building: Passive vs LEED vs Net-Zero Energy

Green Home Building: Passive vs LEED vs Net-Zero Energy

There are many types of green home certifications and it can get overwhelming trying to understand the differences. Here’s an easy to comprehend breakdown of three of the most well-known standards to help guide your journey.

The Many Benefits of a LEED Home

The Many Benefits of a LEED Home

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient through water and energy use reductions and they also reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Materials used are safer for human health and designs are aimed at improving indoor environmental quality for the occupants.

What Forestry Labels Really Mean [Infographic]

What Forestry Labels Really Mean [Infographic]

When you see a wood product that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, you're probably wondering: What does FSC-certified really mean? What does SFI-certified mean? Are they the same? If not, which certification is...

The Many Benefits of LEED-Certified Homes

The Many Benefits of LEED-Certified Homes

Why should you aim for LEED certification for your home? Is it worth it to put forth the extra effort? Building and renovating with the environment in mind can be challenging on their own. Adding in a certification process may seem too daunting for many homeowners, but it’s worth it.

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