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Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...ating system in Canada? The LEED rating system is still a core component of our work as the leading organization representing the voice of green and sustainable building in Canada. We have worked extremely hard over the past 14 years to expand the reach and positive impact of green building across Canada, and the suc...

LEED Homes

LEED project eligibility

...an 50% of the area is residential. In addition, it is expected that the commercial is performed according to the same ecological principles. Types of buildings that are not eligible: Renovations that do not include completely insulating and sealing the entire building envelope. Additions that are not regist...

The Hemloft, Joel Allen's secret treehouse near Whistler, BC
Tiny house

This Cool treehouse near Whistler, BC became a global sensation because it used recycled materials off Craigslist!

...and to the quarter inch is a product of the modern age and an exploding global population, and arguably necessary in many cases. But it's still hard not to long for a time when you could find a suitable spot, build a big egg in a tree and get a little peace. Watch videos and read the full story of this amazing tiny h...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

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

...al Quality: 18 of 21 available points, with monitors for data collection 2. Energy and Atmosphere: 26 of 38 available points, heated with locally produced wood pellets 3. Materials and Resources: 15 of 16 available points, with healthy and local materials An extraordinary customer: A nice surprise for Alain Cul...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...house , and to do so we have partnered with a company that manufactures frost-protected shallow foundations (slab-on-grade ) that are heated with air rather than liquid. There are many advantages to air-heated radiant floors over hydronic radiant floors , but none greater than the ability to inject solar-heated air int...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...ands, provide urban green space and mitigate storm water flows in urban areas. See our DIY Green roof installation video here. In a statement issued by the Canada Green Building Council, President and CEO Thomas Mueller stated: "I am very proud of how far we’ve come; it is a testament to the growth of the Canadia...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...ance areas: Site, Water, Energy, Health, Equity, and Beauty. A 'living building' earns that title by generating all of its own energy and capturing and treating all of its waste water. Certification under the Living Building Challenge can only be achieved after a full year of occupancy to determine actual operational...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...a plan and a suitable location. However, it may be trickier to achieve in very dense urban areas as they may not have sufficient space to implement some key elements of the design. Canada: Powerhouse or CaGBC Zero Carbon? Just over a year ago, the Canadian Green Building Council officially launched the new standard...

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...advocacy and information sharing. The CaGBC is the license holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada. In addition to LEED, the CaGBC also supports the Living Building Challenge, Passive House Standard and EcoDistricts in Canada. About LEED in Canada LEED is a third-party certification program and a...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...aguenay Flood of July 1996, which was Canada’s first billion-dollar natural disaster; and then the January 1998 ice storm that affected 5 million Canadians (17% of the country) and left more than a million without power for days or weeks and caused $2.5 billion in damages—breaking the natural disaster price tag record ...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

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

...ata, benchmarks, and analytics, including Dodge MarketShare™, Dodge BuildShare® and Dodge SpecShare®. Construction data is available for North American and global markets. To learn more, visit http://www.construction.com . About CaGBC: The CaGBC ( www.cagbc.org ) is the leading national industry organization advanc...