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Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
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Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An Ecohome project checklist

Canada Green Building Council President Thomas Mueller calls Ecohome's Edelweiss House "A phenomenal achievement". A LEED Platinum home project overview As building rating systems drive building codes to greater levels of performance, the rating systems themselves need a periodic upgrade to stay ahead of the…

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
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LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

The owner of this beautiful prefab eco home, Roman Szumski, is a physician and pathologist & was deeply involved in the process of designing & constructing a healthy home for his family. Prefab LEED Platinum kit house in Montreal   Ellen and Roman Szumski earned LEED® Platinum certification for their home in…

LEED Canada on the rise
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LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

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. Canada continues to demonstrate its progress in fighting climate…

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
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Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

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 annual ranking of the Top 10 Countries for…

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
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New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

The report, titled Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market, is the first of its kind in Canada. OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian green building market is poised to see strong growth over the next three years, with surveyed Canadian firms expecting to grow their green…

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
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The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

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 No. 1. The list demonstrates the…

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What is different with LEED V4?

What does LEED v4 mean to Canadian project teams? Who better to break it down than the Canada Green Building Council.         See the first LEED V4 Platinum house in Canada here. As a movement and an industry, green building is evolving rapidly. Recognizing leadership in this field means periodically moving the…

The Bubeneč Gardens Residence in Praque is an inspiring collection of
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Canada Green Building Council Leadership Awards

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) invites National, Chapter and EGB members to submit nominations for the 2014 CaGBC Leadership Awards. Each year the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in…

Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
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Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

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 systems, teachers at the New…

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
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The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

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, measuring the direct impact LEED…

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
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The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

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…