10 LEED Strategies to Green Your Home


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Think Small

Because large homes consume more energy and require more material resources than smaller homes, LEED for Homes rewards smaller homes with lower point thresholds to achieve certification. So remember that size matters, and skip the McMansion if you want your house to be a green one. Try to design the smallest home possible to meet your needs, and maximize the efficiency of the space rather than the amount of space.