These are the 8 areas of consideration set by the U.S. Green Building Council for both new builds and renovations. A point system is set up to achieve different levels of "green":
Lela Williams & Associates Interior Design, LLC has registered the first "down to the studs" green renovation in the Tampa Bay area. The intent of these pages is to educate and to encourage others to build and renovate LEED homes that leave a lighter carbon footprint on our delicate planet.
The LEED certification can be achieved with minimal additional costs to your renovation, and your home's sustainability and durability make it more cost-effective in the long run. A home or office that is LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council is also much healthier environment for your family or your co-workers!
The first step towards this home's green certification was to hire a LEED AP, Lela Williams, as a consultant to guide the builder and the subcontractors through the process.
One day in the future, all architects, builders, and designers will take all of these things for granted, but for now these things that protect our families and the environment are new concepts, and the USGBC requires that a LEED accredited professional guide the team.