Pinck & Co has been a leader in sustainable development and a champion of smart implementation on all of our projects. Whether or not LEED certification is a goal we believe that sustainable development is a critical component to managing your operating costs and creating a healthy indoor environment for all occupants.
Features and Benefits of a LEED Certified Home
LEED-certified homes bring benefits that help residents, owners, and the planet:
- LEED homes are healthy homes – reducing allergens, and triggers for asthma and chemical sensitivity
- LEED homes use non-toxic materials that lower exposure to mold and mildew
- LEED homes are thoughtfully designed to eliminate uncomfortable rooms
Environmental Benefits of a LEED home
- Reduce the impact of a home’s construction
- Use less energy reducing pollution from fossil fuel sources
- Use materials more efficiently
- Integrate into their local environment
- Improves natural water hydrology
Economic Benefits of a LEED home
- Durable structures that are built to last, with less maintenance
- Reduced electricity, natural gas, and water bills
- Lower heating bills
> LEED Homes help People, Planet and Profit!
There are many green building rating systems available. LEED is one of these building rating programs. For an average size home to reach the entry Certified level under LEED for Homes, 45 points are required – along with 18 additional mandatory measures that earn zero points; these are 18 strategies, measures and techniques that USGBC’s consensus committees felt make up the basics of good, green homebuilding.
Another key area is in energy efficiency. LEED for Homes requires that a home meets the performance requirements under ENERGY STAR for Homes as validated through measures, performance testing and often a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rating verifying that it is at least 15% more efficient than an average, code-built home. This testing provides greater assurance that the home will perform as it was intended.