On the heels of the delay of LEED 2012, the USGBC announced that the organization has certified more than 20,000 LEED for Homes units since the residential program launched in 2008. Moreover, about 51% of all certified homes qualify as affordable housing, and about 79,000 LEED for Homes units are in the pipeline right now.
With green homes expected to gain more market share of all home construction, it’s reasonable to expect that the USGBC will play a huge role in the greening of our national housing stock.
The USGBC certified the first 1,000 homes in 31 months; 1,001 – 5,000 in 18 months; 5,001 – 10,000 in 12 months; and 10,001 – 20,000 in 13 months, according to the USGBC. So the trajectory is definitely in the direction of more and faster (and, perhaps, measurably greener, too, as the system evolves).
Credit: The Shoebox House/LEED Platinum, © Laurie Allegretti.