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Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...green buildings advance resiliency in disasters. “Green Building and Climate Resilience: Understanding Impacts and Preparing for Changing Conditions” describes ...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...green and sustainable building in Canada. We have worked extremely hard over the past 14 years to expand the reach and positive impact of green building across ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...Green Home certification... To view a selection of North America's best Green Homes, see here , and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Gre...

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...buildings". She revealed that Green Star-rated buildings produce 62 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than standard constructions and use 66 per cent le...

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 buildings compared to similar buildings. 68% of building owners and developers reported decreases in water consumption in their green buildings. The m...

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: Operations and Maintenance," says Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council. "It is key for LEED certified buildings to ...

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

...green buildings. To date, project teams in more than 140 countries and territories have implemented LEED in their building projects, taking advantage of its glo...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...green buildings can also lower building costs and create a building that holds its value for longer than comparable non-green buildings. Creation of Green Pro...

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 sp...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council) to encourage sustainable building practices. While the commercial program has be...

Green building certifications

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 constru...