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FSHD Seeks LEED Certification for ERLH III and Robinson Estates

Published on June 21st, 2018 in Fair Share Housing Development

FSHD is pursuing LEED certification for its new properties in Mount Laurel: Ethel R. Lawrence Homes III and Robinson Estates.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable development.

The Benefits of a Green Home:

SOCIAL BENEFITS
• Improve quality of life
• Minimize strain on local infrastructure
• Improve occupant health and comfort

ECONOMIC BENEFITS
• Reduce operating costs
• Improve occupant productivity
• Create market for green product and services

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
• Reduce wastewater
• Conserve natural resources
• Improve air and water quality
• Protect biodiversity and ecosystems

LEED is a scorecard – like a nutrition label – that gives a clear, concise picture of all the ways a home performs at a higher level. For more information, click here.

Every home certified under LEED has undergone rigorous, third-party performance testing in addition to onsite visual inspections throughout the construction process.

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