Mother Earth News Blogs > Green Homes

Green Homes

Building for the future, today – combining the best of historical wisdom and modern technology.


LEED for Homes

LEED for Homes is a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate green homes. The checklist includes these categories:

  • Location and Linkages
  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Materials and Resources
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Homeowner Awareness
  • Innovation and Design Process

The USGBC also offers '16 WAYS TO GREEN YOUR HOME.' Download the PDF by clicking here.