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247 W Fayette St Suite 315
Syracuse, 13202

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LEED Platinum Explained!

Villa Verde has achieved LEED Platinum Certification by obtaining a score of 90.5 points.

 

LEED projects earn points across 9 areas:

  1. Location and transportation

  2. Sustainable sites

  3. Water efficiency

  4. Energy and atmosphere

  5. Materials and resources

  6. Indoor environmental quality

  7. Innovation

  8. Regional priority

  9. Integrative process

Source:    http://banyanwater.com/9-categories-of-leed-points/

 

Based on the number of points achieved, a project then earns one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum:

  • Platinum: 80+ points

  • Gold: 60-79 points

  • Silver: 50-59 points

  • Certified: 40-49 points

Source:    https://new.usgbc.org/leed

 

So, how did Villa Verde become the only LEED Platinum home on Skaneateles Lake? Here’s a few reasons!

  • Certified wildlife and butterfly habitat

  • Geothermal wells for heating and cooling

  • Foundation built to last 1,000 years

  • Insulation made from beets and recycled material

  • Lifetime warrantied architectural shingled roof

  • Low VOC paints

  • Designed for natural land topography to not disturb natural water run off

  • Recycled building materials from deconstruction of previous structure