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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...

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...

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

...green building performance (through project certification) and green building practice (through professional credentials and certificates). Established in 2008 to administer certifications and professional designations within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating Systems™, GBCI ...

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.

...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...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...certification... To view a selection of North America's best Green Homes, see here , and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as Net Zero labelled homes , Passive House or the Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification all in the Ecohome green bu...

How to Build a Passive Solar Home with EcoHome, the Green Building Resource
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...Certification in Canada or America , or for specifics about Passive House Certification in the Green Building Guides - at North America's online Green Building Website, EcoHome.net

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

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

...green. Survey respondents also recognized that building green is key to the creation of high performing buildings. 62% of the building owners, architects and contractors surveyed considered having a higher-quality building as an important benefit of green building. 73% of the firms that use a green building r...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...certification that can be achieved are Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum based on the amount of points earned, Platinum being the highest. Read about LEED for homes , LEED V4 , Passive House Certification and all other Green home rating systems for Canada and the U.S.A. in the Ecohome green building guide pages ....

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

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a LEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...Certification from the Canada Green Building Council, for Existing Buildings (EB). The Earth Rangers Centre certified LEED Gold for New Construction in 2004, is home to Earth Rangers' Animal Ambassadors and staff and is also a showcase for leading edge sustainable building technologies that reduce energy, water and r...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...green building rating systems in Canada, and LEED platinum is the highest award. The living Building standard exceeds that. There are 7 components to the Living Building Challenge: site, water, energy, health, materials, equity and beauty. As of yet, no building in Canada has been able to succeed in all categories. ...

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

...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...