The USGBC was established in 1993 to transform the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings.
"As an owner, manager and developer of exceptional real estate, we have the tremendous privilege of creating the places and spaces where people experience their lives," said
Forest City has achieved LEED certification for many property types, including office, retail, apartments and entire neighborhoods. The first of 25 total LEED projects was certified in 2006, and since then, eight residential communities – with more than 2,600 apartment homes – have been certified. Currently, Forest City has 11 additional multi-family developments – with more than 4,000 apartments – pursuing LEED certification.
"Homes represent a critical piece of the buildings industry and our daily life," said
The LEED for Homes rating system was created in 2008 as a way for single-family homes and multi-family buildings to achieve LEED certification, a process that involves multiple on-site inspections and diagnostic tests. More than 1.2 million residential units are currently participating in LEED.
To learn more about LEED for Homes, visit usgbc.org/homes.
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