I recently read about the new LEED certification for the interior design industry. The process is a three-step process to get your home certified. Step one is to come up with a concept or vision for your home. Step two is to begin the application process for LEED. The third step is to complete the application and submit a completed plan to the U.S. Green Building Council. I’m excited to be part of this process because my home is already LEED certified.
I’m a little apprehensive about the process because I didn’t know what to expect back when I applied for a certification. I was really hoping to get a home that was designed like the one in the movie The Green Mind, but I’m not sure that’s exactly the case.
Before applying for LEED certification, you have to get your home inspected by an architect, green inspector, and an engineer. The next step is to get your home certified for LEED by the U.S. Green Building Council. This is a non-binding certification that will give you a few months to make changes before your home is officially accepted by the U.S. Green Building Council as “Green.
The last step is to get your home certified for LEED Platinum, which is the highest level of certification. Platinum is the highest level of certification for a home to be eligible for energy-efficient retrofitting. So you can actually retrofit your home to be Energy Star compatible, which is a huge deal. This means that your home will be able to save a ton of money on energy bills, so you’ll be able to save money on your monthly electric bill.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that LEED does a lot more than just retrofitting. It also has a whole bunch of other things in it, including a bunch of other things that you shouldn’t do (such as installing a pool pump in your pool). A lot of the other things you should do are things like making your home more energy-efficient, turning that air conditioner on when it is not in use, and making your home more comfortable.
The good news is that LEED certification is a breeze. You just need to take a few minutes to get your home certified and then use the software to get your home up to LEED standards. Now, if you have a home that you are really struggling to improve on, you should definitely go for a certified home. The only problem is that certified homes only apply to the latest LEED model. Older models are still certified, but not quite as well.
The good news is that LEED is a brand that is constantly improving and becoming more and more competitive. But it is still not a brand as desirable as something like the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Now, there are plenty of other ways to improve your home’s appearance without having to start a LEED certification program. If you don’t want to spend hours on your DIY, you can always hire a professional interior designer to help you out.
It is true that there is no guarantee that the AIA will still be around when you are done building your home. After all, they are not affiliated with LEED. They can still be found on the Internet claiming to be the “Institute of Interior Designers,” or the “Institute of Designers”. It’s still possible that they will still exist when you are finished with your construction project.
Yes, there will still be an institute of interior designers on your construction project. The AIA is one of the largest and longest standing interior design and planning organizations in the world. Its members are the owners of many high profile interior design firms in the world and it is staffed largely by interior designers. At the moment, there are thousands of members of the AIA.
The AIA is a membership organization that has its roots in the International Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (IAPH). This all began with the AIA in the early 1990s when members of the IAPH were frustrated with the lack of the quality of their building designs. They created this organization to ensure that their work was better than that of the competition. This is where the idea of working with interior designers came into play.