The U.S. Green Building Council has certified its 10,000th home, officials announced.

The structures have been certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes program, which encompasses single- and multifamily houses, at market and subsidized rates.

"Reaching this milestone signifies the continued transformation of the home building industry towards high-performing, healthy homes that save home owners money," said Nate Kredich, vice president of residential market development at the USGBC. "Market leaders across the production, multifamily, affordable and custom home segments have recognized that there are green homes, and then there are LEED homes, and they are acting accordingly."

The LEED for Homes program certifies structures that use less natural resources, create less waste and are healthier to live in.

Structure No. 10,000 was an affordable public housing development in Tacoma, Wash.