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

...Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green building in Canada. The Leadership Awards categories are as follows: The Academic Leadership Award The Emerging Green Builder Leadership Awa...

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 for Homes are encouraged to contact the CaGBC to learn more and to confirm their eligibility: homes@cagbc.org or 1-866-941-1184. Check out our Green Home Building Guide pages and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as LEED for Homes , Passive House ...

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.

...green roofs, or an area the size of 66 NHL hockey rinks. Green roofs reduce the urban heat island effect, reduce building energy demands, 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 Counci...

Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
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Green Business Certification Inc. and Canada Green Building Council Join Together to Advance the WELL Building Standard

...Canada Green Building Council is excited to be working with GBCI, our long-standing partner, to bring the WELL Building Standard to Canada,” said Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council. “We have made a commitment to improving the environmental performance of buildings and homes, and now ...

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

...buildings and homes in an effort to make every building greener. The CaGBC reduces environmental impacts from the built environment through education/training, building certification, advocacy and information sharing. The CaGBC is the license holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada. In addition to LE...

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 (CaGBC) anounced that the LEED for Homes rating system would raise the bar with the LEED V4 program, we at EcoHome were already mulling over the idea of building a showcase green performance home as a teaching tool and so decided to give the new LEED V4 a test drive. We were already planni...

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Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...Green Building Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types, including new construction, existing buildings, renovations and interior design projects. CATEGORIES There are two main categories: Residential projects that fall within Par...

LEED v4
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What is different with LEED V4?

...Canada here. As a movement and an industry, green building is evolving rapidly. Recognizing leadership in this field means periodically moving the goal posts, and rethinking the measures by which leadership is assessed. That’s the reason for LEED Version 4, the next exciting step in the continuous improvement of the ...

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.

...Canada Green Building Council. "The business case for green buildings in Canada is strong, which translates into growing demand and investment over the next three years." "This report is exciting because it demonstrates that the majority of the Canadian green building market recognizes the value that healthy green bu...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
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The Earth Rangers Retrofit a LEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...buildings project in Canada. This is the first time ever that the CaGBC has certified a building initially as LEED Gold for New Construction, and then seven years later as LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance," says Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council. "I...

LEED for homes rating system.
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What is LEED?

...buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council) to encourage sustainable building practices. While the commercial program has been in effect for much longer, LEED for Homes Canada was developed in 2009, and applies to single-family homes and low-rise multi-family units up to 3 stories. M...