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BER is proud to announce that we are now a USGBC accredited LEED for Homes (LFH) Provider! As part of our commitment to providing industry-leading services, support and education, this newly added accreditation will aid us in furthering our mission by bringing both Provider categories under one roof. This will allow BER to offer streamlined services, tech support and quality assurance, which will equal time and money savings for BER’s HERS and Green Raters. We are signing up new Green Raters immediately and will be accepting new projects beginning April 1, 2020.

LEED for Homes is a voluntary, points-based green building certification system developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) that was launched in the early 2000s. LEED-certified homes are designed and built to address not only energy efficiency, but additional key conservation criteria such as water and material usage, indoor air quality, landscape, and community. LEED for Homes certification demands attention to detail and an engaged, experienced team.

A LEED for Homes Provider organization is the liaison between the USGBC and the project team, coordinating closely with the Green Rater from start to finish. As your LEED-H Provider, BER will provide project support right from the outset, registering projects with the USGBC on your behalf.  We provide quality assurance on each project, reviewing documentation and identifying opportunities throughout the building process, offering technical assistance, and performing field assessments as required to ensure success at the final certification stage. We then submit the final documentation to the USGBC and work with them to determine the final outcome.

In addition to project certification support, BER provides professional support to you as a Green Rater, keeping you up to date on program changes and offering ongoing training and oversight. If you are new to LEED for Homes, we can guide you through the process of becoming a Green Rater.

If you would like to learn more about the LEED for Homes program, the USGBC, or how to work with BER as your new LEED for Homes Provider, give our Green Building team a call now or send us an email at greenbuild@theber.com.