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Certification

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Myth: To be accessible you need to add a lot of universal design elements to your home.

Fact: Adding a long list of accessible design elements may not be practical, but a few critical features may make sense.


Architects, builders, developers and others constructing multi-building projects can apply for Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze Program Certification. These levels are based upon the number of units or projects completed that have achieved Level I (VISITable) or Level II (LIVEable) Accessibility Standards. Participation in the certification program is voluntary.

We calculate the level of certification based upon the number of units achieved, as follows:

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Platinum
Certification

Platinum requires at least 30%  of the single-family residences built in the project meet Level I or Level II.

Gold Certification

Gold
Certification

Gold requires at least 25%  of the single-family residences built in the project meet Level I or Level II.

Silver Certification

Silver
Certification

Silver requires at least 10%  of the single-family residences built in the project meet Level I or Level II.

Bronze Certification

Bronze
Certification

Bronze requires at least 5%  of the single-family residences built in the project meet Level I or Level II

 

 

DFL Certification Level Benefits and Marketing Opportunities

When building professionals have successfully achieved a certification level, they are eligible for the following marketing opportunities on the DFL website.

  Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
Homepage Slider X X X X
Homeowners Page Banner X      
Resource Page X X    
Inclusion on DFL Newsletter X X X  
Certified Builders Gallery X X X X
 
 

Design for Life is a project of the Montgomery County
Department of Permitting Services.
It is a service to promote accessible home design to
Montgomery County residents and building professionals.

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