08 Mar '12, 6pm

Follow the LEEDer: Home Depot and USGBC partner for product database

Follow the LEEDer: Home Depot and USGBC partner for product database

As hinted at by Kredich, the USGBC-Home Depot partnership revolves around much more than just reducing the headaches of bewildered homeowners on the hunt for LEED-qualifying products. The underlying goal is to not-so-gently push the rapidly expanding $17 billion green home building market even further into the mainstream. As I mentioned in a post last month, green building represented 17 percent of the overall American residential construction market in 2011 — a massive jump from just 2 percent in 2005 and 8 percent in 2008; the number is expected to rise to as high as 38 percent within the next four years. And as noted by the USGBC, a sizable amount (around 50 percent) of LEED for Homes projects fall under the affordable housing banner.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/blogs/follow-the-lee...

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