LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-perfomance green homes.  For the many benefits of green homes, visit the U.S. Green Building Council’s new green homes Web site.

Green homes use less energy, less water (important in a drought) and less natural resourses.  These homes create less waste and are healthier and more comfortable for those who live in them.

Benefits to homeowners residing in LEED homes include lower utility bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, less exposure to mildew, mold and other indoor toxins.  Best of all, the cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional home.

I think we will see more examples of green homes in the Atlanta real estate market in the near future.  Let’s get green Atlanta!

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