In an effort to minimize the environmental impact of the Trio Newton project, located in Newton, MA, Mark Newtonville, LLC has elected to pursue a certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC): Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED): Homes rating system. LEED for Homes (LEED H) was initially developed and released in 2008 and is tailored to the unique design, construction, and operations considerations necessary for efficient residential projects.
This program addresses many components contributing to a high-performance, sustainable building, including: resilient site and landscape design, energy and water efficiency, selection of healthy building materials, increased standards of indoor air quality, improved occupant comfort, and general green living features. A unique component of the LEED H program is a requirement for third-party verification via an USGBC-approved Green Rater, ensuring that the project is constructed to meet the designed and specified LEED requirements. This quality control measure results in much-improved building performance and minimized operations concerns.
The Mark Newtonville, LLC team is pursuing a minimum silver level certification under the LEED H rating system.
To learn more about the LEED for Homes program, please visit:https://www.usgbc.org/tools/leed-certification/homes