LEED is a third-party green building certification program and the globally recognized standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings and neighborhoods.
Addressing all building and space types through different rating systems and adaptations, LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable effect on their buildings’ performance. By promoting a whole-building approach to sustainability, LEED recognizes performance in location and planning, sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, waste reduction, indoor environmental quality, innovative strategies and attention to priority regional issues.
How much can I save building a LEED home
When you build a LEED Certified home you're not only saving through improved energy efficiency but also through a 15-year property tax abatement.
Example: You purchase a lot in Walnut Hills. The value of that existing property is $100,000. If you then build a $400,000 Leed Gold Certified Dwelling on the property, you would only be taxed on the $100,000 for 15 Years. The remaining $400,000 would be abated for those years thus saving you around $8,000 per year!