Certification / Guides

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...Certifications - PHI & PHIUS? Since the "Divorce" between PHI & PHIUS, there are two certifications, yes , and the Debate among ecological passive house builders has been raging ever since 2011 about which certification constitutes the "right" way to build a passive house. It was a bit of a messy divorce - depending ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...certification? As more people pursue high efficiency Green home rating certifications, they become increasingly well known and trusted . Consequently, more people seek them out. Developers build smarter homes when consumers demand them, and the existence of certification programs raises the bar on the entire construc...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...certification. A LEED AP for Homes has two main roles in the certification process: to act as project advisor during the design and construction phase, and be the link between evaluators and project managers during the certification process. Where can homes earn LEED certification? LEED Canada for Homes is accessib...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...certifications easier. The process of attaining Passive House certification has been called many things, but 'easy' isn't one of them. Here are some of the initiatives the city has undertaken to make that process more appealing. Passive House cost-effectiveness study: A good return on investment is the biggest driv...

LEED Homes

LEED project eligibility

...certification. Types of buildings eligible types of projects that are eligible: New Homes: Single family Multi housing (up to 3 floors) Multi Housing (4 to 15 floors) Townhomes Mixed use where more than 50% of the area is residential. In addition, it is expected that the commercial is performed accord...

Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
Lifestyle and environment

Green Business Certification Inc. and Canada Green Building Council Join Together to Advance the WELL Building Standard

...Certification Inc. (GBCI) is a third-party organization that provides independent oversight of professional credentialing and project certification programs related to green building. GBCI is committed to ensuring precision in the design, development, and implementation of measurement processes for green building perfo...

LEED for Homes Checklist
LEED Homes

The LEED for Homes Checklist

...certification. It will not only be used for the evaluation of your project, but you can use it for tracking your progress. The checklist will allow you to: Meet the criteria for each category Develop your sustainability strategy Create your forms and liability Review audits / inspections on site Download ...

FSC certified wood carries the FSC certification labels
Wood and organic materials

All about FSC certified lumber & wood products - Why FSC certification is important

...certification. SFI Fiber Sourcing certification counts as legal and responsible, while forest products delivered through SFI, FSC or PEFC CoC certification count as legal, responsible and certified sources. The Alternative Compliance Path applies to all LEED v4 and LEED 2009 systems, including Building Design and...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

This is designed to offer only an overview of the 19 LEED for homes prerequisites that must be met for certification. Not all categories have prerequisites, and some have more than one. Please refer to the rating system for more details. Innovation & Design Process (ID) 1.1 Preliminary rating: Conduct a prelimin...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...certifications under the internationally-recognized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program, which addresses homes as well as a broad range of other building types. The first project to take advantage of the Affordable Green Housing Program is the Sir Sam Steele proje...

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.

...Certification , Net Zero Labelled homes and other certifications that can help make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives . And take a tour of the first LEED V4 Platinum house in Canada