LEED certification

 
Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
Canada cements its status as a world leader in the international green building and environmental sustainability movement. Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, ON — (July 22, 2015) — Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Canada ranks first on USGBC's second...
Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months of 2015
With 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, 2015, the Canada Green Building Council calls a strong start to the year in Green Building. Ottawa, ON – May 13, 2015 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw a very strong start to...
Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Quebec
When you're a long way from the amenities of civilization, employing both active and passive solar strategies can provide security, independence and just good living in general. . With their house about three kilometers from the nearest paved road and hydro pole, Craig Anderson...
Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
The U.S. Green Building Council releases list of the top 10 countries building LEED outside of the United States, and Canada is # 1. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its list of the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, on which Canada ranked...
LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
Canada Green Building Council to provide free LEED registration and certification for rebuilding projects in Calgary and Lac-Mégantic. Ottawa, ON – April 15, 2014 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to announce it is working with regional partners to...
LEED v4
What does LEED v4 mean to Canadian project teams? Who better to break it down than the Canada Green Building Council. Originally published by our friends at the Canada Green Building...
LEED Platinum house
In celebration of World Green Building Week the CaGBC releases a searchable database detailing all LEED projects across Canada. With 4000+ LEED certified projects in Canada we are second only to the United States in number of certified buildings and homes. In honour of World...
The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
After certifying 1000 LEED buildings nationwide, the CaGBC takes a look at exactly what's saved when we build to LEED standard rather than to code. The results speak for themselves. After certifying its first LEED project in 2005, the CaGBC collected data over the next eight years...
Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
Earth Rangers is a conservation organization dedicated to educating millions of children across Canada about the importance of protecting biodiversity. The Earth Rangers Centre located in Woodbridge, Ontario has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification from the Canada Green Building...
Midori Uchi
On September 10, 2012, Naikoon Contracting Ltd. officially broke ground on the "Midori Uchi", launching the construction of what they hope will be the greenest home in the country. Naikoon Contracting Ltd. is embarking on a new residential project that's expected to achieve some of...
The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre
Designed to exceed LEED Platinum status, architects Perkins + Will are pursuing the Living Building Challenge with the The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre. The 19,000 square foot VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre creates a harmonious balance between architecture and...
Leed platinum plaque
Home rating systems can offer an independent and credible third party appraisal of the health, durability and performance of a home. As more people pursue home rating certifications, they become increasingly well known and trusted. Consequently, more people seek them out. Developers...
LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
Targeting LEED Gold, Architects Superkul Inc. Drop a Green Building Smack Into the Lap of Luxury. As described by the architects: Designed for a client with environmental sensitivities, +HOUSE is a manifestation of a sustainable and healthy approach to building that does not...
LEED Canada on the rise
Canada continues to demonstrate its progress in fighting climate change with 204 registered and 211 certified LEED projects in Canada between May and September 2015. This brings the current total number of LEED certified projects in Canada to 2,466 – second highest in the world. ...
Okanagan College
Add another chapter to the sustainability story of Okanagan College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation. Add another chapter to the sustainability story of Okanagan College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence...
Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
New partnership agreement will bring WELL to market across Canada. Washington, D.C. & Ottawa, ON (June 9, 2015) – Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announce a new agreement to promote and advance the WELL Building Standard...
Presented by SAB Magazine (Sustainable Architecture and Building) and the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council), the Canadian Green Building Awards 2013 is open to all. Register your project before March 15th. . The Canadian Green Building Awards are open to anyone who thinks they...
Durability Risk Evaluation Form
Completing a durability assessment and management plan is a prerequisite for LEED certification.   Creating a durability risk evaluation and management plan means determining the specific risks and challenges your home would face - starting with the climate zone where you are...
LEED for Homes Checklist
The checklist is your dashboard for tracking and reaching target points for the level of certification you wish to obtain. The checklist will help you understand the requirements for each LEED category, and help you decide on your targeted level of certification. It will not only be...
These are some of the more common questions we recieve, if you don't find the answer you are looking for please contact us. How do I find LEED materials? There are no LEED certified materials, only buildings can be certified. There are certain products that can help earn LEED points...
How to determine whether your project is eligible for LEED certification. . The sooner you register a project the better.  Ideally before design even begins, as knowing the requirements and understanding the rating system can help you from the initial stages, even as early as...
A LEED for Homes Provider will be your agent through the certification process. LEED Canada for Homes Providers: Atlantic...
These 19 features must be incorporated into the building design to qualify for certification. This is designed to offer only an overview of the 19 LEED for homes prerequisites that must be met for certification. Not all categories have prerequisites, and some have more than one...
Getting Started with LEED The LEED ® Canada for Homes certification program is based on documentation of the building process and visual inspections by LEED certified Green Raters. Upon successful completion of your project, your home can be awarded a level of either Certified, Silver, Gold...
Yukon's first LEED certified home
Built on an infill lot surrounded by postwar military homes in one of the harshest climates in Canada, this LEED Gold duplex is one of, if not the most energy efficient buildings in the city. The Yukon's first LEED certified home was born of new city policies designed to develop...
The rating system
  There are 8 LEED categories with a total of 136 available points, and a minimum amount is required to achieve certification. This point threshold is determined by the size of the house compared to the amount of bedrooms. To encourage increased housing density, homes with more bedrooms per...
Why build LEED?
There are no LEED certified builders, only LEED certified buildings. To build a home to LEED certification is something that is accessible to anyone, no accreditation is required to undertake the process. It is simply a matter of registering your project and successfully completing the...
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LEED for homes rating system.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system for commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council)  to encourage sustainable building...
LEED Platinum Prefab Homes
Historically, prefab homes have not had a reputation for high performance, but with the help of the sleek and sexy Beachaus I from Inhaus Developments Ltd., prefabs are securing their place among the smartest and most sustainable homes on the market.   Pre-fab homes are a very...