USGBC Announces Iconia Cubos Luxury Living is a LEED Homes Awards Recipient and Project of the Year
Awards recognize projects, builders and developers committed to creating healthy, sustainable homes
Guadalajara, Mexico – (July 14, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Iconia Cubos Luxury Living is a LEED Homes Awards recipient in the Outstanding Multifamily category and was voted Project of the Year. The awards recognize LEED-certified residential projects that are positively impacting communities through sustainable, healthy and resilient design, as well as the builders and developers helping to advance green home building. Recipients represent innovative multifamily, single family and affordable housing projects from around the world.
The building was designed to improve energy efficiency and to reduce energy costs, achieving 19% energy savings, which becomes a benefit to the tenants. Through the installation of efficient bathroom and kitchen equipments, the amount of potable water sent to the drainage was reduced by 31%. Through low consumption and regional vegetation, 53% of water savings have being achieved.
LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world with more than 500,000 residential units certified. The number of LEED-certified green homes continue to grow globally with certifications increasing 19% from 2017 to 2019. A LEED-certified home helps lower utility payments by reducing energy and water consumption and provides a healthier indoor environment by improving air quality and using materials that lower people’s exposure to toxins and pollutants. LEED also provides a roadmap for creating high-quality, affordable housing that improves quality of life. Achieving LEED certification is an indication that a home meets the highest sustainability standards.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.