The LEED for Homes Reference Guide is now available for purchase online at www.usgbc.org/store. The Reference Guide offers more than 350 pages of information, resources and standards for the LEED credits covered within the residential green home certification program.

LEED for Homes is a national, third-party certification program for green homes developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The rating program provides a framework for “whole building design” of homes that have lower utility bills, are healthier and more comfortable for the occupants, and are better for the environment.

Along with the availability of the LEED for Homes Reference Guide, homebuilders, architects and designers also have access to a larger pool of local LEED for Homes providers. The network of homes providers recently doubled to meet surging interest. Currently 540 homes have certified under the LEED for Homes rating system and nearly 13,000 projects are under development.

The Reference Guide is available for pre-order and will begin shipping in April 2008. To purchase a LEED for Homes Reference Guide and view other publications for sale, visit the USGBC store at www.usgbc.org/store.

To learn more about LEED for Homes, visit www.thegreenhomeguide.org.