2.2.7 Energy Rating Systems for New Homes

Seattle’s Priority Green Expedited Program

Provides customized green building education, early design guidance, technical assistance, incentives, and recognition of sustainable building. They also provide expedited construction permitting for certified homes.

HERS Index

An industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured.

Green MLS

An effort to define fields that help home buyers using the Multiple Listings Service quickly find green homes, and make it easy to fully promote the special features of a green home.

LEED for Homes

The LEED for Homes program is a private standard and certification system that verifies the energy efficiency of a property and estimates cost savings for potential homebuyers.