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What's LEED All About, Anyway?
If you're looking for a sustainable, energy-efficient home, look into LEED certification. Learn about the program and its rating system here
"into LEED certification. Learn about the program and its rating system here... Home certifications can help. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)... just one certification that helps all sectors of the home-building industry use some... about certification are likely going to be, "What's in it for me? and "How much is... a LEED certification as well as an FGBC certification. A previous poster suggests..."
Houzz Tour: Small Changes Earn a Top Green Rating
Remodeling for energy efficiency and sustainability within a quaint town's codes wins LEED platinum certification for a midcentury home
"platinum certification for a midcentury home... the LEED certification and how it was achieved is totally lacking. What a gorgeous... PLATINUM certification. LEED is notorious for glass wall buildings that are quite large... eligible for certification. In Vermont or upstate New York ... in Louisiana or Houston..."
8 Things Interior Designers Want You to Know
Get the scoop on certifications, project scope, working from afar and more, from 2 Best of Houzz designers
California Law: License to Practice Interior Design?
A proposed bill that would require a license to practice interior design in California has Houzzers talking. Where do you stand?
"degree or a certificate from a two- or four-year college. *Interior designers would be... Design Certification (CCIDC) executive director Douglas Stead says his issue with... private certification credentials to determine what level of designer fits their project... having a certification. Maybe the laws are different here in Texas, but I do support... see some certification, but deem the pending bill as too restrictive 18 votes > Yes..."
Houzz Tour: Outstanding Ecofriendliness With a Contemporary Bent
An abandoned home in Quebec sees a major turnaround, thanks to its owners' green principles and fresh design style
"official certification of sustainability for their Montreal home. They just wanted an... Platinum LEED certification. "Our house, which we've named 'Ecologia Montréal,' became... Leeds certification on it gets you part of the way, but not all. I need to know... get LEED certification. Research shows size matters--the most effective way to lower..."
Easy Green: Stylish Ecofriendly Furniture
Organic fabrics and sustainably harvested wood mean you can feel good about your furniture choices in more ways than one
Green Grows Up: The Many Faces of Today's LEED Homes
"laws and certification programs, such as LEED, help push the market down the path to... environmental certification options. Is there LEED for renovations, and where can I get more... about LEED certification. He referred me to a general contractor who said he builds to... foregoing "certification" as the delays in building due to waiting for LEED inspectors... think the certification yields additional value in the form of your own knowledge that..."
Houzz Interview: It's the little things that make a house a home
"Lowe's gift certificate for this giveaway. If you've been waiting to start a project in... Lowe's gift certificate, selected by Karla, comment on this interview by Sunday, September... Lowe's gift certificate is misty! Congratulations and thanks again Karla for letting us... Lowe's gift certificate, comment on this interview by Sunday, September 6, at 5pm EST..."
Ecofriendly Materials: Kitchen Countertops
Going green in the kitchen opens the door to unusual countertop materials that are beautiful, durable and kind to the planet
Houzz Tour: The Green Gambrel House
5 Things LEED Interior Designers Want You to Know
LEED means healthier homes — OK, maybe you got that. But some of these facts about the accredited designers may surprise you
"of the certification process is LEED interior designers. We spoke with Philadelphia-area... environment. Certification isn't my prize. Trying hard to find a couch, preferably sectional... for LEED certification, but LEED designers can still help your home. Some factors may... a LEED certification," Cuker says. "Maybe they feel that adhering to the LEED standard... official certification. A nonrated home could be every bit as green as long as it employs..."
Natural Beds: How to Shop for a Greener Mattress
7 Ways to Give Your Study a Victorian Touch
Modern needs and Victorian styling can work beautifully together in a study, even if the space is a family affair
Houzz Interview: Decor Demon