Marc Rutenberg Homes latest project pairs an aesthetic of modern elegance with design features that bring a comfort of lifestyle, health, and environmental sustainability to its newest Davis Island home. Clean indoor air, safe and sustainable building materials, solar panels, and Water Star plumbing fixtures are just some of the features that make the home “green”. The benefits reach the homeowners as well, as they live in a home that is better for their health, and better for their pockets, as using less energy and water means lower utility bills every month creating the ultimate Net Zero home.
The home, located on Davis Island, is reaching to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. LEED for Homes certification is a voluntary rating system that aims to create homes that are designed and constructed to be more energy and resource efficient and be healthier for its occupants. Innovative designs and technology, water and energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, materials and resources, and awareness and education are some of the features
The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit membership organization whose vision
About LEED for Homes
LEED for Homes is a third-party certification system for building and designing high performance green homes that are energy-and-resource-efficient and healthy for its occupants. Developed and administered by USGBC, LEED for Homes awards points to projects in eight categories of environmental performance: Innovation & Design Process, Location & Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Awareness & Education. To date, more than 18,000 units have achieved certification with LEED for Homes program, and over 75,000 have registered and are in process (US Green Building Council). For more information, visit www.usgbc.org/homes.