LEED-certified homes have grown 19% since 2017 and are at an all-time high, those are the highlights of a recent report by the US green Building Council. Nearly 500,000 single family, multifamily and affordable housing units are now LEED-certified. In the age of ever increasing and intimidating housing prices, green homes can provide a safe investment strategy. They can be built for the same cost – and sometimes less – than conventional homes; sell at higher prices and faster; require less maintenance; and improve energy and water efficiency resulting in lower utility bills. The top three states for number of LEED certified homes are California, Texas and New York.