Habitat Greater Boston is Building Green
The LEED Certification Process:
Habitat Greater Boston can now quantify our green building progess with help from the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification Program. We will work with a certified Green Rater who will conduct field inspections and performance testing to rate our projects in the following categories:
Building Green, from Duplexes to Foreclosure Renovations
The LEED program recognizes the varying challenges and benefits of building different kinds of homes for different communities. Since we designed the Newton duplex and built it from the ground up, we were able to incorporate green building practices into every aspect of the build. Our foreclosure renovation projects will be certified as well -- full "gut" renovation of these units will allow us to update key materials and systems, and the high-density style means they're already low-impact.