6045 La Jolla Scenic SO. announced that is has been awarded LEED silver certification.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) rating system, developed by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. A home can achieve LEED certification under the LEED home program after undergoing a technically rigorous process, including the incorporation of green strategies to achieve efficiency and healthy indoor environments. The sound design and operation of the home is tested and measured using tools like a home energy (HERS) rating and onsite inspections.
“We spend 90 percent of our time indoors, so where we live greatly impacts our health and well being,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “By achieving LEED certification, 6045 La Jolla Scenic SO. has become a place that a family will truly love to call home, not only because it’s energy and water efficient, but because its designed with the health of its inhabitants in mind.”
6045 La Jolla Scenic SO achieved LEED homes certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. There are nearly 1.6 million certified LEED homes residential units and more than 92,000 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising more than 6.2 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and more than 167 countries and territories.
“LEED certification is an innovative way to tackle rising energy costs by cutting a home’s energy usage by as much as 60 percent,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “The homeowners of 6045 La Jolla Scenic SO. , will be saving money year-round by living in a beautiful LEED-certified home.”
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