Home & Design: A blueprint for green living. Three families brave LEED certification
Homeowners who enter the world of environmentally sensitive building and remodeling quickly learn there are many shades of green. They can add just a hint of green to their homes by replacing a 30-year-old refrigerator with a super-efficient Energy Star model.
..In 2012, the District of Columbia led the nation in new LEED residential and commercial space per capita, 36.97 square feet for every resident. The top state was Virginia, with 3.71 certified square feet per capita. Maryland came in sixth, with 1.9 square feet.
By Nancy McKeon