Today’s consumers are always on the hunt for a more sustainable and eco-friendly product, which has resulted in a lot of buzzwords being used to various products. All Natural. Organic. Eco-Friendly. Locally Sourced. LEED certified is one such label that is important to understand and appreciate the benefits it provides.  It is the nutrition label of the home and demonstrates in measurable terms how a home incorporates efficient features.

What is LEED?

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program run by the US Green Building Council that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Buildings of all kinds, residential, industrial, retail, medical, and more are evaluated on a points system for their commitment to “green building” and are awarded different levels of certifications based on their score.

The ratings cover the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods, and a building can be scored as LEED Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum based on the number of points it accrues. The LEED certification process is designed to inspire project teams to seek innovative solutions that are better for the environment and make the best use of limited resources.

Why Buy LEED Certified?

Most people study the side of a box before deciding which cereal to eat for breakfast.  Shouldn’t the same careful consideration be given when deciding which home is right for you? LEED-certified buildings are specially designed to be resource efficient by using less water and energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Of course, from a consumer’s point of view, each of these items also has the bonus of saving money. A LEED certified building can cost substantially less to heat, cool, and maintain!

The Guild on 30 is being built to LEED Gold Certification standards, which the highest LEED certification a building can receive.  Some of the many great green building features at the Guild on 30th will include green features that will save on SDGE bills that continue to inflate, and water that is harder to come by during this historic drought. If you’re interested in owning a LEED Certified property, contact The Guild on 30th today at 619.78.GUILD or