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What does the green term LEED stand for?

Asked by Yakov Kanovski, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY Fri Jun 19, 2009

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JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI’s answer
Another green term you should be aware of;
LOW-E Windows, Low emittance windows, doors, and skylights offer natural light while blocking the sun's UV rays that heat up the inside of a home, sometimes necessitating air conditioning. The special low-E glazing also stops the sun from fading fabrics, wall coverings and artwork. When shopping for low-E windows, find out what percentage of rays are blocked by checking the UV label on the glass. Most low-E products block 70% to 90%.
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Now that you know what LEED means you may also find it interesting that rising energy prices have forced Americans to rethink everyday habits and purchases. The trend isn't limited to one age group, demographic, or geographic area. Consumers' interest in being green has never been so high. So many agents and brokers are seeking the knowledge that comes with the GREEN designation.
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The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

As more people become energy conscience and concerned about the health of our environment, there has become a greater demand for residential homes and buildings that feature these qualities. Residential Homes and Commercial Buildings can become LEED Certified through a very detailed rating system.
Such factors as energy efficient windows & door, energy star appliances, low VOC paints, the quality of the insulation, low flow faucets and toilets, window placement, a homes exterior features and many, many other factors play a part in how high a home or building gets rated. Home Builders can get LEED Certified and there is also a demand for energy raters as well.

Visit http://derekheppe.com/Green_Building__Rating.html. Here you can learn more information on Green Building And Certification. Additionally, there are other links provided for other Green Rating Systems such as Energy Star Rated homes and appliances.

Visit http://derekheppe.com/Green_Tips.html to learn simple ways of cutting energy energy costs in you home and ways to live a "greener" lifestyle in general.

There are a wealth of other Green resources provided at http://DerekHeppe.com including Myrtle Beach Green Real Estate.

I'm Derek Heppe with REMAX Beach & Country...If you would like additional information feel free to contact me. I'm a REALTOR with the NAR Green Designation and help clients in the Myrtle Beach Real Estate market. But I am happy to speak with anyone who is interested in learning more about the benefits of buying "Green" property.
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LEED is an abbreviation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED rating system was designed by the U.S. Green Building Counsel and is the standard for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. LEED started in the commercial building sector, and a rating system for residential construction is in the works. Architects and builders often refer to themselves as LEED AP; the AP stands for Accredited Professional. This means they have passed the LEED exam and are well-versed in the program's standards.
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