Tam Ridge Residences has made sustainability a core priority in the design, construction and operations early on. Green building certification was established as a goal early on in the project and Tam Ridge Residences will meet LEED for Homes Silver certification on its apartment flats and is pursuing LEED for Homes Gold certification with its townhome units . It will be one of the first large residential development certifications of its kind in Southern Marin County. But what is LEED?
LEED is a green building rating system which is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (www.USGBC.org). USGBC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable and heathy places to live and work. The mission of the USGBC is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
LEED, stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” and it is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building developers, owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED certification provides independent, third party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in the key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. In the case of Tam Ridge, the LEED for Homes rating system was embraced to ensure the long-term building efficiency and health benefits are realized.
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