Green building rating systems / Guides

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...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....

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...rating system for commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council) to encourage sustainable building practices. While ...

LEED v4
LEED Homes

What is different with LEED V4?

...rating systems opened in November 2013. In order to facilitate the transition to LEED v4, projects will be able to register under the current rating systems u...

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 Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating Systems™, GBCI continues to develop new programs and offer the marketplace validation that building certifi...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...green residential building standards to the next level by employing some of the most advanced sustainable systems and eco-friendly building supplies," said Joe ...

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 Livi...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...systems of their home properly, and publicly promote green building and the LEED rating system. ­ Builders are required to provide homeowners with a minimum o...

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

...building’s performance. LEED rating systems encourage and accelerate the global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the cre...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...building as well. To keep the attention of the green building community, This Net Zero home construction program focused on off-the-shelf technologies to ensu...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Green Builder, or Green-home builder. Passive House and LEED are green building certification programs, but even if you don’t want to bother certifying a home...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...building standards: Building rating systems like EnergGuide, Built Green, and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) reward homeowners and build...