Sustainability

LEED for HomesUS Green Building Council

The Mon Group is serious about sustainability. We designed Jaclyn Heights to meet the rigorous certification requirements of LEED for Homes, Energy Star, and NGBS, making it one of very few developments of its kind in New Jersey.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The LEED for Homes Certification is a collaborative initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council to promote sustainability practices in the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

LEED for Homes measures performance in eight categories:

  1. Innovation & Design
    Special design methods contribute to the sustainability of the home.
  2. Location & Linkages
    The placement of the home in socially and environmentally responsible ways in relation to the larger community such as proximity to transportation, shopping and open spaces.
  3. Sustainable Sites
    The use of the entire property so as to minimize the project’s  impact on the site.
  4. Water Efficiency
    Water-efficient practices both indoors and outdoors.
  5. Energy & Atmosphere
    Energy efficiency, particularly in the building envelope and heating and cooling design.
  6. Materials & Resources
    Efficient selection and use of environmentally preferable materials and minimization of waste during construction.
  7. Indoor Environmental Quality
    Improvement of indoor air quality by reducing the creation of and exposure to pollutants.
  8. Awareness & Education
    The education of the homeowner, tenant, and/or building manager about the operation and maintenance of the green features of a LEED home.