After taking a year of blogging about getting our home LEED certified, and writing about every minute detail, I wanted to share some key findings. (I am also working on a comprehensive eBook on the costs and benefits of LEED Homes. It will be available on this website; stay tuned!)
- There are 18 prerequisites across eight sections in the rating system. You have to dig through each section of LEED Homes Reference Guide to find them (though I pull them out in my upcoming eBook). The important thing to know is that you have to meet all 18 of them — they are not optional. You cannot get your home LEED certified if you miss just one of them.