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LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system for commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Build...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

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

...green residential construction standards in the country. "Our goal is to take current green residential building standards to the next level by employing some...

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

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...Green Star-rated buildings produce 62 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than standard constructions and use 66 per cent less electricity. Meanwhile, aro...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...green building industry’s long-standing focus on reducing greenhouse gases through energy efficiency and renewable/low-carbon energy supplies. "Every building...

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 building market is poised to see strong growth over the next three years, with surveyed Canadian firms expecting to grow their green practices from one th...

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

...Energy consumption 83% below energy code baseline 130,000 kWh of annual solar energy generation (enough to power 12 average Canadian homes for a year) 1.5 milli...

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...energy consumption involved, as heating moist air requires significantly more energy than heating dry air. When using manufactured wood products for cabinetry, ...

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

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, partnered to launch a study to help understand the trends in world green building today and how they...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...ENERGY STAR® qualified windows installed with no cracks or air gaps ENERGY STAR qualified hot water system or solar or tankless hot water system ENERGY STAR...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...energy throughout the year as they consume. Net Zero Energy home © Effect Home Builders Technology in the Three Belgravia Green Homes:...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...energy produced above the needs of the property. In 2009, along with the introduction of the Ontario Green Energy Green Economy Act (GEGEA), Ontario became th...