LEED

 
Zero Carbon Building
Mark Hutchinson, Vice President of Green Building Programs at the CaGBC, speaks about the new Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative. Mark Hutchinson, CaGBC SAB: What does the CaGBC hope to achieve with the Zero Carbon Buildings...
Passive House
Follow owner/builders Sarah Cobb and William Murray as they build a home targeting both Passive House and LEED. This is the first in a series of owner blogs we will post following the personal experience of Sarah Cobb and William Murray of Rocket Construction Inc. as they build a...
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...
Teachers experimenting with insulated I-joists as wall studs
As they set out to build a LEED Certified house that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, a very excited group of students and teachers can't wait to break ground. . When the New Frontiers School Board decided they wanted to be a leader in teaching green building practices...
Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donated to Habit
The New Frontiers School Board (NFSB) in Ormstown, Quebec wants to give their graduating students a leg up in the world of green home construction, by building a LEED house that they plan to donate to Habitat for Humanity. . After completing a design workshop for high performance wall...
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...
Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
Canada's premier sustainable building organization offers free green building registration and certification to charitable building projects. Working with charitable housing groups like Habitat for Humanity, the CaGBC will administer free registrations and certifications under the...
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...
An innovative frame made of solid wood for an eco-friendly project. An ecosystem in itself Nestled between your unit and your neighbourhood is a microcosm of everything you need to make life more enjoyable. Whether you choose a condo, an urban townhouse or a penthouse, Arbora...
The contemporary townhouses offer spacious and bright places to live. The units have 3 bedrooms, wood floors, quartz kitchen counter, double garage. Their complete brick facade gives them a refined style. Time is central to Quartier Greenwich—hence the name, inspired by the first...
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. ...
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...
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...
Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
With the goal of enhancing the natural healing environment of their hospital while minimizing their ecological footprint, Bluewater Health in Sarnia will be the first acute care hospital in Ontario to achieve LEED certification. Bluewater Health announced today that it has been...