LEED homes

LEED HOMES

At Jose Garcia Design, we believe that every building should be a green one - especially when it comes to your home. LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month. And in many markets, certified green homes are now selling more quickly, while adding value. Having a LEED certified home allows us to ensure that the right measures have been taken to provide you with all these benefits.  

WHAT IS LEED?

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. 

MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

We use green materials to limit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and keep the air safe in your home. When possible, we source locally to reduce transportation time and energy. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Our homes are built to be air-tight and energy-efficient, ensuring that your home can be comfortably heated and cooled with minimal energy usage. 

WATER EFFICIENCY

We work to make smarter use of your water inside and out, to reduce water costs and consumption. 

INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Green building with enhanced indoor environmental quality protects the health and comfort of your family. This is why LEED building practices promote better indoor quality, lighting quality, and acoustic design. 

LIFETIME OF RETURNS

LEED certified buildings cost less to operate, and can reduce energy and  water costs as much as 40%. Your home may also qualify for a host of incentives, like tax rebates and zoning allowances. For example, LEED certified homes in the City of Cincinnati are eligible for a 15-year property tax abatement. Not to mention it will retain higher property values.