Eagle Custom Homes

Green Building

LEED is green building

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally

LEED for homes

A home is more than just shelter: homes are the most important buildings in our lives. We think that every building should be a green building – but especially homes. Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month. And in many markets, certified green homes are now selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes. Some of the most important buildings in the world use LEED. Shouldn’t the most important building in everyone’s world use LEED, too?

Why LEED?

Performance

If you’re serious about saving money, conserving energy, reducing water consumption, improving indoor air quality, making better building material choices, and driving innovation, then LEED is the best choice. Bar none.

We work with a third-party certification group that verifies that your project is designed, built and operating the way it was intended. It is also your first step toward managing your building through its entire lifecycle.

Always Improving

Behind the LEED program is immense infrastructure developed to support the leaders in the industry as they innovate and create cutting-edge, high performance buildings.  We make significant investments each year to maintain, operate, and improve LEED’s delivery.  No other certification system comes close.

Lifetime ROI

LEED certified buildings cost less to operate, and can reduce energy and water costs as much as 40%.  Your home may also qualify for a host of incentives like tax rebates and zoning allowances.  For example, LEED certified homes in the City of Cincinnati are eligible for a 15-year property tax abatement.  Not to mention it will retain higher property values!

What are the benefits when building Green?

According to the United States Environmental Protections Agency, the following are the potential benefits when building Green:

Environmental benefits

  • Enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Reduce waste streams
  • Conserve and restore natural resources

Economic benefits

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Create, expand, and shape markets for green product and services
  • Improve occupant productivity
  • Optimize life-cycle economic performance

Social benefits

  • Enhance occupant comfort and health
  • Heighten aesthetic qualities
  • Minimize strain on local infrastructure
  • Improve overall quality of life