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Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED 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. "It ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...Green home." LEED for Homes: Originating in the USA, LEED is currently the most prolific green building rating system and stands for; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). To quote the U.S Office of Federal Environmental Executive, “green building’ is de...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...green building, you can search for environmental consultants specializing in residential building. The Ecohome website also has a free green home building guide that will offer information on sustainable building products and techniques, and we offer green building courses as well. Are there any special mortgage or i...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...building as an integrated system, the basic principles of building science and how they can be used to design reliable, high performance building assemblies. First Net Zero labelled Homes in Canada The first home in Canada to receive the CHBA’s Net Zero label is located in Saanich, BC . Designed by Ryan Hoyt and bu...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...building sector (industrial, commercial and residential buildings) must be fully "carbon neutral" by 2050 to be in accordance with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement as laid out by the World Green Building Council (WGBC). Powerhouse is an excellent move towards achieving that goal, but in regions of Canada alread...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...Green Building Council: CaGBC registration and certification fees waived for registered charity project proponents LEED® Canada for Homes Affordable Housing Program Municipal and provincial incentives: Check with your municipality what building incentives they have; some offer tax relief for building homes certifie...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

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

...green building and LEED continuing to grow across the country and globally,” says Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the CaGBC. “Our national efforts are timely, and tie-in well to the Buildings Day that will be held at COP 21, supported by the World Green Building Council.” “This signals the key role buildings pla...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...Canada (see here) and which coincidentally was built to Passive House standards . Canada Green Building Council President Thomas Mueller called Ecohome's Edelweiss House " A phenomenal achievement " for achieving the LEED Platinum V4 certification and a Passive House standard Passive Solar index of only 15 kWh per squa...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...Building Envelope Material is Best? Wood, Steel, Concrete, Straw Bale? Sources: Sustainability and life cycle analysis of residential structures Timber vs concrete and steel structures Building Green: environmental product declaration (EPD) of wood, concrete and steel Green Building Advisor: wood as repla...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...Green eco homes have higher resale values A Green Homes study back in 2017 by the University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC) looked at more than 3,800 green-certified home s, including LEED-certified homes, built in the Austin-Round Rock MSA between 2008 and 2016 to determine if a green...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

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

...building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages LEED Platinum prefab kit home © Roman Szumski LEED Platinum prefab kit home © Rom...