Gallery: The 10,000th LEED Home Receives Its Certification!

 

The U.S. Green Building Council received an early Earth Day present last week, as the 10,000th green home was granted LEED certification in Tacoma, Washington. The home is part of the Tacoma Housing Authority’s development called Salishan 7, a government subsidized housing project that is also part of the HOPE VI Redevelopment project to achieve LEED Platinum.  The milestone is an important representation of the home building industry’s quest to create greener, healthier homes.

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  1. taxed April 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Workforce housing, another warm and fuzzy name for welfare housing. Goes well with Section 8, public housing, subsidized housing, senior housing, etc… If it is means tested – it is Welfare Housing. Period. Another case of somebody getting their bills paid by somebody else who had to earn the money but cannot spend it on their own family. Not fair no matter what you call it.

  2. Darcy Davidson April 11, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Most newer homes built today do not stand the test of time like older homes. Energy efficiency is a major problem due to poor insulation, and if LEED certified are going to be more efficient it will cost us less in the long run.

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