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leed_homes_logo_colorLEED for Homes is a third-party certification system for building and designing high-performance green homes that are energy-and-resource-efficient and healthy for its occupants. Developed and administered by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Performance) for Homes awards points to projects in eight categories. The following chart explains theseĀ  categories that are required for a LEED Certified Home. Click on the chart to download the full-sized pdf.