Other Green Building Programs
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy which have developed efficiency standards for homes (and many other products). The certification standards set by Energy Star have been incorporated into LEED for Homes and represent an important starting point for homeowners who want green homes.
The Home Builders Association of Connecticut has developed a program called Build Green Connecticut. Based on the National Green Building ProgramTM, it offers guidelines for building a green home, as well as a green certification program.