On October 11th, ActiveWest Builders received LEED Platinum certification on the final seven homes in our Meadow Ranch neighborhood. Overall, 83% of the homes in this development received Platinum certification, the highest possible rating, and 17% received Gold certification, the second highest.
ActiveWest participated in the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) pilot program from the very beginning of the 80-home Meadow Ranch project, and received LEED ND certification for the development in 2011. LEED for Neighborhood Development recognizes development projects that successfully protect and enhance the overall health, natural environment and quality of life. The rating system encourages smart growth and New Urbanism best practices by:
While we are very proud of these exceptional accomplishments, we are even more proud to continue to provide healthy, green, high performance homes for our buyers.AWB Selected as 2017 LEED Power Builder
ActiveWest Builders has been chosen as a Power Builder by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a part of the 2017 LEED Homes Awards, an annual campaign honoring projects, architects, developers, and homebuilders who are leaders and innovators in the residential green building market.
LEED Homes Power Builders are an elite group of developers and builders that have exhibited an outstanding commitment to LEED and the green building movement within the residential sector.
“Year after year, the LEED Homes Awards showcase the most inspired and efficient practices in the residential green building movement. This year is no different,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “We know that comfort, safety, and security are important to every homeowner and resident and we are proud that LEED homes provide these and so much more. They are clean, efficient, financially sound and beautiful spaces that serve as backdrops for the lives of so many. The LEED Homes Award winners and their projects exemplify what it means to create a home that balances aesthetic appeal with real human and environmental needs.”
The winners of the LEED Homes Awards include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing projects and companies who utilized innovative and effective sustainability methods in residential spaces in 2017.
Since 2007, ActiveWest Builders has certified over 100 homes in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, as LEED Platinum or LEED Gold. Within a few months, we will have 80 certified LEED Platinum homes and 40 certified LEED Gold homes.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.