"The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification program, or LEED, provides an independent, third-party verification that a home was built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in environmental benchmarks.
Since the program’s inception four years ago by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED has certified 16,000 homes across the country — and one of the greenest houses in the country is in Sarasota, Fla."
Read the article by Mary G. Pepitone on the Miami Herald website here.
Also please see a video of the Miami first Leed platinum house:
Here is the link for the US Green Building council South Florida Chapter.