Sustainability

Sustainable homes are built according to green standards that minimize environmental impact and maximize efficiency. LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) has become the US standard to measure how green a building project is.

Allegrone Home Builders has made a commitment to sustainable and responsible building. As LEED Accredited professionals, we assist our clients in the green design and building process. We bring common sense to green and sustainable building practices in our projects, while maintaining an emphasis on value, quality materials and superior craftsmanship.

Our team, which includes LEED Accredited Professionals, works with you to determine your needs and pair those needs with an environmentally conscious building plan. Our goal is for the process and finished home to be well-executed and efficient.

What is LEED?

A green home is designed to have a positive impact on energy efficiency, environmental performance and human wellbeing. LEED is a point-based certification system that measures how well a home performs as a green home.

For homebuilders:
LEED is a tool used to set targets and track progress during the design and construction of a green home.
For homebuyers:
LEED is a Scorecard that gives a clear, concise picture of all the ways a green home performs at a higher level.
For residents:
LEED is a seal of quality, providing peace of mind that they are living in a home designed to deliver fresh air indoors and improved water and energy efficiency.

What does LEED measure?

LEED recognizes performance in eight areas:

  • Indoor Environmental QualityIndoor Environmental Quality
  • Allegrone Home Builders, Energy EfficiencyEnergy Efficiency
  • Allegrone Home Builders, Water EfficiencyWater Efficiency
  • Allegrone Home Builders, Site SelectionSite Selection
  • Allegrone Home Builders, Site DevelopmentSite Development
  • Allegrone Home Builders, Materials SelectionMaterials Selection
  • Allegrone Home Builders, Residents' AwarenessResidents' Awareness
  • Allegrone Home Builders, InnovationInnovation

How does a home become LEED certified?

  1. Registration:

    The building team registers a new home project with the LEED for Homes program.
  2. Teamwork:

    The builder, architect, engineer and others on the design and construction team work closely together to optimize the benefits of a green home and ensure all the pieces work well together.
  3. Verification:

    During the construction of the home, inspections at significant milestones, often including an ENERGY STAR rating, verify that the project is on the right track.
  4. Certification:

    At the end of the process, a home is awarded points for its achievements. Based on the number of points it receives, the home can be certified at one of four levels: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum.

"The 'LEED® for Homes™ Logo' is a registered trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and is used with permission. The logo signifies only that Allegrone Home Builders is actively participating in USGBC®'s LEED for Homes certification program; USGBC does not guarantee the products or services offered by its participants."

LEED HOMES

Allegrone Home Builders, LEED for Homes Learn more about the guidelines of the LEED for Homes green building certification program.

U.S. Green Building Council

Allegrone Home Builders, USGBC Learn more about U.S. Green Building Council and LEED rating system.

Energy Star

Allegrone Home Builders, Energy Star Learn more about how Energy Star protects the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Allegrone Companies

At Allegrone, green building is more than a way of approaching a specific building project — it is an environmentally conscious way of doing business. Learn more about our corporate sustainability.

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