USGBC Honors studio26 Homes Residence With Pennsylvania's First LEED-Silver Certification
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) granted studio26 homes’ Demonstration Home LEED-Silver Certification for its healthy, high-performance, green design and construction. The USGBC is the leading national certifying organization focused on promoting green living throughout the country. Homes are certified through a comprehensive checklist known as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System.
March 20, 2008 (Washington, DC) – Today, an Orefield, Pennsylvania home was awarded LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green homebuilding. LEED for Homes is a national thirdparty certification system for energy efficient, healthy, green homes. LEED certified homes complete a technically rigorous process that includes a home ener gy (HERS) rating and onsite inspections to verify that the home is built to be energy and water efficient, environmentally sound, and a healthier place to live.
The Orefield home is the first LEED Silver certified home in the state o f Pennsylvania and among the first in the entire nation. The home was built by multi award winning home builder, studio26 homes , which is known throughout the state and country a s an innovative industry leader in green custom home design and construction. Green homes have substantially lower utility bills and may qualify for advantageous financing, lower insurance rates and govern ment incentives. Through their commitment to green home building, studio26 homes is helping to expand this e coconscious awareness and keep genuinely green home ownership competitively priced.