Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - The Martha
- LEED homes are safer, healthier, more comfortable and more durable.
- Green homes perform better than the average home. LEED-certified homes provide a healthy place to live, produce lower utility bills and have a smaller environmental footprint.
LEED certification provides proof that homes that have been third-party inspected, performance-tested and certified as truly green homes that will perform better than conventional homes.
Benefits of LEED
A few of the benefits of this LEED home include:
- Cleaner, healthier air.
- Exhaust fans above the stove and in the bathroom remove moisture and other contaminants directly to the outdoors
- Low-emission materials including paints, flooring, insulation and composite wood.
- Reduced air infiltration that also means contaminants such as radon, wildfire smoke, and pests cannot sneak in through cracks.
- Reduced water usage that has ranged from 20-50% in case studies.
- Lower flow but high performing faucets and toilets.
- ENERGY STAR dishwashers and clothes washers.
- This project uses 61% less water in the landscape compared to the EPA baseline.
- Reduced energy usage - HERS rating of 66 (www.hersindex.com)
- Better insulation.
- Efficient heating equipment.
- ENERGY STAR appliances.
- Tight air sealing to prevent drafts.
LEED Credit Categories
LEED for Homes addresses the whole home through eight credit categories, including:
- Integrative Process
- Location & Transportation
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy & Atmosphere
- Materials & Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
- Innovation & Regional Priority
If you are a resident of The Martha, you can find the LEED checklist, your appliance operating manuals, and other resources below.
- Intro and Table of Contents
- Section 1: Overview
- Section 2: LEED Documents
- Section 3: Manufacturers' Manuals
- Section 4: Info on Efficient Use of Energy Water and Natural Resources
- Section 5: Operations and Maintenance Guidance
- Section 6: Guidance on Activities and Choices
- Section 7: Info on Local Green Power Options
- Section 8: Info on Sharing Utility Data