WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the introduction of its new LEED for Homes Affiliate Program, according to RealEstateRama. The program allows regional green home building programs to promote the growing green residential market by partnering with USGBC as a LEED for Homes Affiliate. This new program is designed to work flexibly and smoothly with other third-party green home providers.

The objective of this new program is to increase the availability of the green homes stock through collaborations with local green home building programs across the country by further promoting sustainable design and energy-and-resource efficiency in all dwellings.

“This is an important step forward as we advocate for full marketplace adoption of green home building,” said Nate Kredich, vice president, residential market development, USGBC. “One of the greatest benefits of the LEED green home certification program is its continual progress and flexibility. Through the LEED for Homes Affiliate Program, green residential programs can partner with us to further promote green homes.”

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