More than 10,000 homes across the US have earned LEED certification through the LEED for Homes program, according to the USGBC. LEED-certified home projects span the residential market, from multi- and single-family, to market rate and affordable housing.
The 10,000th home to earn LEED certification was Tacoma Housing Authority’s 91-unit development, Salishan 7 in Washington. Salishan 7, built by Walsh Construction Company, is the first federally funded HOPE VI Redevelopment project to achieve LEED Platinum. The project was built within an affordable budget, and was designed to be at least 30% more energy efficient than the average home, effectively removing 27 homes from Tacoma Power’s electrical grid.