The Differences in Green Home Certifications
There are about 80 green home certification processes that are locally or regionally based. The biggest national programs, however, feature many different guidelines between them. LEED is the most stringent, but others are not as costly or time consuming.
Before making a decision about which certification to pursue for your home, consider the differences between LEED and NAHBGreen, or ENERGY STAR and Environments for Living.