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LEED for Homes

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System administered by the U.S. Green Building Council is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED for Homes is the consensus-developed, third party-verified rating system for green homes. At EDGE Energy, we have the experience and expertise to help you design and build homes that meet LEED certification standards. We have LEED-qualified experts on staff who will help you set project goals and guide you through the entire LEED for Homes process.

Eight Categories of Performance Measures for LEED for Homes

LEED for Homes measures the performance of a home based on the following categories:

  1. Site selection
  2. Water efficiency
  3. Materials and resources
  4. Energy and atmosphere
  5. Indoor environmental quality
  6. Location and linkages
  7. Awareness and education
  8. Innovation

Within each of these areas, projects earn points toward certification. The result: your building or home will earn LEED certification in one of four levels, including Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum.

For more information on our LEED-certified green building services, or to get started designing and building your own green building or home, contact us to speak with one of our experts.

Why should I use EDGE Energy for my Energy Rating?

All of our energy raters are certified by HERS (Home Energy Rating System) and RESNET® (Residential Energy Services Network), affiliates of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Star programs. View our certifications and licenses, and sign up for a free energy efficiency consultation today.

About EDGE Energy

EDGE Energy is a highly-regarded Residential, Commercial, and Government renewable energy systems installer and “green” building contractor which is licensed, insured, and bonded in all counties of VA, DC, and MD. We design and install custom solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems with pride and with proven track records. Our special focus is completing projects which decrease utility bills and energy consumption by 25% to well over 100% – even creating homes that are “net-positive.” An Energy Audit is the first step to your energy efficient home!

Project Maps and Discounts!

Visit our project maps page to learn about homeowners in your neighborhood that have worked with EDGE in the past. Remember, EDGE Energy works with HOA’s, civic groups, trade organizations, office pools, or just simply any GROUP of organized homeowners interested in completing blocks of energy audits AND retrofit services like weatherization, duct-sealing, or air-sealing, and attic insulation. Many special pricing offers have been extended in the past due to the hard work of various “Neighborhood Champions” – those who have dedicated extra time to organizing group meetings, gathering email distribution lists, and assisting with scheduling.

We Can Help You Design And Build Homes That Meet LEED Certification Standards

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