Austin gets it right when it comes to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certified homes. Recently, a group of Austin homebuilders pooled their green initiatives and provided residents a unique opportunity to look up close and personal at a variety of different LEED® certified homes.Originally developed by the U.S. Green Building Council as a rating system for commercial buildings, the LEED® certification standards have been met with success by Austin homebuilders and other residential projects throughout the country.
On April 9, 2009, Sabre Holdings received the Texas Governor’s Proclamation in a five-year anniversary celebration of the company’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification for its global headquarters and campus. Five years ago, Sabre Holdings established a green construction leadership role by incorporating the U.S. Green Building Council’s third party rating system. The Southlake campus is one of the country’s largest projects to receive the silver LEED® certification.