The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of its 2009 LEED for Homes Awards, which recognizes projects, developers, and home builders that have demonstrated leadership in the residential building marketplace

The 2009 award categories recognize production builders, single-family homes, affordable housing projects, multifamily housing, and an overall commitment to LEED for Homes.

“This year’s winners have set themselves apart for exhibiting exceptional leadership within the residential community and for their steadfast commitment to green home building,” said Nate Kredich, vice president, residential market development for the USGBC. “These innovators will help transform the market toward more healthy, high-performing homes that are regarded as some of the best in the country.”

This year’s LEED for Homes award winners were selected from among dozens of nominations received from the USGBC’s network of 38 LEED for Homes Provider organizations throughout the country. They were presented during the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo held in Phoenix last month.

For details on each winner, launch the slide show above.

Jennifer Goodman is Senior Editor Online for EcoHome.