LEED for Residential

The LEED rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to provide a national benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance sustainable buildings. In order for a building to become LEED certified, it must meet certain prerequisites and achieve specified performance levels to qualify for rating points. CertainTeed is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and supports the LEED program.


LEED for Homes
LEED for Homes is a standard for the design and construction of high performance “green” homes. A green home uses less energy, water, and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. The benefits of a LEED home include lower energy and water bills; reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. In addition, a LEED rating can give homeowners confidence that their home is durable, healthy, and environmentally friendly.


Before a home can be LEED Certified, it must meet the standards set by the USGBC. Individual products are not LEED Certified, but choosing environmentally responsible products can contribute to the overall LEED points gained on a project. LEED Certification standards for homes include:


Category Points*
Innovation and Design Process 11
Location and Linkages 10
Sustainable Site 22
Water Efficiency 15
Energy and Atmosphere 38
Materials and Resources 16
Indoor Environmental Quality 21
Homeowner Awareness 3
Total Possible Points 136
*Based on LEED H, Version 2008   



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LEED for Homes
(2009 and v4) and
LEED for Canada:
Homes (2009)
Standard Design


LEED residential standard design chart 


LEED for Homes
(2009 and v4) and
LEED for Canada:
Homes (2009)
Advanced Design


LEED residential advanced design chart 


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