10 LEED Strategies to Green Your Home


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Insulate, Insulate, Insulate

The better the insulation, the more energy efficient the home.
The better the insulation, the more energy efficient the home.
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There are many LEED guidelines for insulating your home, but the general idea is that the better the insulation, the more energy efficient the home. So you need prime insulation in your walls, in floors between interior and exterior spaces (such as the floor above the garage), in shafts, in the attic and ceilings, and in common walls between dwelling units (in the case of a multi-unit building).