LEED certification / Discussions

How hard is it to build a LEED Platinum House?

...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 ...

Posted by Sattar Alfa Aug. 31, 2018, 11:11 p.m. LEED Homes 1 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...certification, it's actually a LEED Platinum house ), but it helped get our air leakage rate to about 0.6 ACH (here is our air barrier installation video ). A...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...LEED rating system is more about durability measures than PH, so if you’re looking to have a house built and want a performance certification, that may be the b...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...LEED or Passive house performance levels . As for the one that you mentioned, nothing stands out as being particularly fantastic about it, in fact the diagram...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...certification programs such as Passive House will have higher standards than building code and will require that you add a slab vapor barrier, and to achieve LE...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , our LEED Platinum Kenogami House , and our newest demo house in Wakefield QC has a feature that may be of interest, we instal...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

How do I find a green builder in my region?

...LEED ’. Those are green building certification programs , so even if you don’t want to pursue one, finding a builder that has built a Passive House or a LEED ce...

Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 3 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...Certification, etc. I'm by no means an expert but I have some knowledge that would make me wiser when choosing architects and contractors. I don't think I can c...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 2 Responses