Certifications

Mean Lean Dream Green Home wins awards!

The Mean Lean Dream Green Home has been awarded the following certifications:

LEED for Homes(TM) PLATINUM Level – LEED for Homes Green Building Rating System is a national voluntary certification program promoting the design and construction of high-performance green homes. It is an immediate and measurable tool that offers a national benchmark for green building. The Platinum Level certification is the highest level of certification. The home is the third Platinum Level home in North Carolina and one of the few “average cost” Platinum Level homes in the country.

NAHB(TM) Gold – The National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Standard is a national residential green building standard. The standard is ANSI approved and has Energy Star(TM) as a prerequisite. According to the NAHB, “Building green means incorporating environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the homebuilding and land development process to minimize environmental impact.” The home is the second home in North Carolina to be awarded Gold Level.

Department of Energy (DOE) Builders Challenge(TM) – According to the Department of Energy, the Builders Challenge is a voluntary effort to provide answers to the question “How can homebuyers tell the difference between exceptional energy performers and average energy performers or code homes. Through Builders Challenge(TM) participating home builders will have an easy way to differentiate their best energy-performing homes from other products in the marketplace, and to make the benefits clear to buyers.” As of March 2010, less than 2,500 homes meet the challenge in the country. According to our HERS score of 52, Corbet will save approximately 50% on energy bills.

Energy Star(TM) is a joint program of the U. S. Environmental Protection agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. It”s stated goal is “to help us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Energy efficient choices can save families a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing features, style or comfort.”