How LEED Certification Works

Lots More Information

Related HowStuffWorks Articles

More Great Links


  • American Wind Energy Association.
  • Bongiorno, Lori. "How Do I Choose a Tankless Water Heater?" The Green Guide, March 11, 2004.
  • Earthcraft House.
  • Eco-Products.
  • Energy Star.
  • Garskof , Josh. "How to Cut Your Energy Bills in Half." Money, October 2007.
  • Green Building Initiative.
  • Gunther, Marc. "Who's The Greenest Bank Of All?" Fortune, Sept. 17, 2007.
  • Home Energy Magazine.
  • Home Energy Saver.
  • Kamenetz, Anya. "The Green Standard? LEED buildings get lots of buzz, but the point is getting lost.", October 2007.
  • Karush, Sarah. "D.C. Council Passes Green Building Rules." Associated Press News Service, The, December 6, 2006.
  • LEED for Homes Program.
  • Living Homes architectural firm.
  • Natural Resources Defense Council.
  • Rain barrel guide.
  • Residential Energy Services Network.
  • Rocky Mountain Institute.
  • Solar Water Heating Guide.
  • "The Greenest House on the Planet." Business Week, Sept. 11, 2006.
  • Tibbitts, Tim. "Advocates say green buildings cut costs, improve work environment." Crain's Cleveland Business, October 16, 2006.
  • United Nations.
  • United Nations Environment Programme.
  • U.S. Department of Energy.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Whole Building Design Guide.