Desert Rain Earns LEED Platinum

Desert Rain been certified LEED Platinum. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green home certification system for homes that are designed and built to be energy- and resource-efficient and healthy for occupants. Platinum is the highest level awarded by the USGBC and is considered one of the world’s most authoritative benchmarks for high-performance green buildings.

Desert Rain is a residential compound that is the result of years of planning, hard work, and a dedicated team. Homeowners Tom and Barb set out to build a home, to share what they learned with the community, and to educate future homeowners, construction professionals, and municipalities.

“While LEED Platinum was not our primary objective in building Desert Rain, we felt it was important to participate in both the LEED program and the Living Building Challenge.  This allowed us to compare and contrast the two premier certification standards.” said Tom Elliott, co-owner with Barbara Scott of Desert Rain.


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