LEED

 
Pre-fab LEED home built by carpentry students
Students building a LEED house and donating it to Habitat for Humanity fires on all the feel-good cylinders, have a listen to the CBC interview about the project. We've covered this story in the past, but since the carpentry students from the New Frontiers School...
Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
This is the first in a series of blogs we will post from Craig Anderson about the ups and downs of building an off-grid home. The following is a firsthand account of a building project by Craig Anderson and his wife France-Pascale Ménard who bought a large piece of land in West...
New Frontiers School Board 'Our House' team
In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and the Province of Quebec, the 'Our House' project in Ormstown, Quebec, will see carpentry students building a home targeting LEED certification. One of the best ways to afford positive change in the construction industry is to send the next...
Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
A lot goes into choosing a toilet. Here at the Ecohome Demo house, which earned Platinum under LEED Version 4, we considered 3 factors- water efficiency, performance and aesthetics. ...
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...
The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Old ideas and new technologies merge in eco-friendly Toronto infill. This article was originally published in ecoHouse Canada, Winter 2014/15 issue. Kyle England is an architect with William Dewson Architects...
Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Ecohome's Demonstration House will be used as a vehicle to launch a free online building guide series detailing best practices for high performance, cold climate home construction. The guiding principles during the design of Ecohome’s demonstration home: Passive heating and cooling...
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...
USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
The Wallace Residence, also known as the Earthship Farmstead, was named Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year by the U.S. Green Building Council. From the USGBC...
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...