Help building a LEED Platinum House

Sattar Alfa Aug. 31, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

I am working on studying the possibility of targeting platinum level for new single house. Is it possible to submit the application by homeowner to get certified or must it be a personal with LEED AP designation? The project is in Ontario, Canada.

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Ecohome Sept. 4, 2018, 2:56 p.m.

Yes, any homeowner or builder is allowed to submit the application and manage the build without being a LEED AP (Accredited Professional), or even having a LEED AP on your design team. You could receive a point towards certification by having an AP on your design team, but it isn't mandatory. 

What you need to do first is contact a LEED provider in your region, it is with them that you will make your submission and they will perform a preliminary rating to see if how your design would score. This step allows you to see where your design falls on the point scale, and to see if changes are necessary to help you meet your own targeted goal. 

Below are some pages that may be of value depending on how familiar you already are with the rating system. We built the first LEED v4 Platinum house in Canada a few years ago (linked below); in there you can find your way to the video guide we created following its construction, that may be of value to you as well. Best of luck!