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Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...LEED certified buildings save money for organizations and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for patients, staff and the larger community. Bluewater Health achieved LEED certification for its reduced energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporat...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...LEED Certification in 2015 (up to sept. 30th): 79 LEED Certified 41 LEED Silver 171 LEED Gold 26 LEED Platinum Projects that earned LEED certification in the summer months include: The Richardson International Airport Terminal in Winnipeg, MB, which certified LEED Silver. Travel contributes to approxi...

Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...LEED certified builders, only LEED certified buildings. To build a home to LEED certification is something that is accessible to anyone, no accreditation is required to undertake the process. It is simply a matter of registering your project and successfully completing the requirements of the program. Why should yo...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...LEED certified home was born of new city policies designed to develop people-friendly neighbourhoods. Unused city land between large lots was re-zoned to allow for new housing that promoted community engagement. New zoning regulations for these more modestly sized lots included maximum setbacks to keep homes closer t...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...LEED certified This is an owner blog EcoHome posted following the personal experience of Sarah Cobb and William Murray of Rocket Construction Inc. as they built a home in Abercorn, Montérégie, Quebec. Setting the bar about as high as you can, they targeted both LEED certification and Passive House certification . Enj...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...LEED certified building materials? There are no LEED certified materials, only buildings can be certified . There are certain products that can help earn LEED points by having passed other certifications e.g: FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) wood or EnergyStar windows. When can I advertise my LEED home? Once you ...

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...LEED v4 certification standards, not just for the look, but also for the material composition, durability & sustainability. Recycled quartz kitchen counters The Dekton® counter is a ground-up mix of glass, porcelain and quartz heated to over 1,000 degrees Celsius and compressed underneath 25,000 tons. The final pro...

House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
LEED Homes

LEED comes to the gatineau hills

...LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified housing project in the Gatineau Hills of Quebec. Phase 1 will have 12 lots available, but the developer has 470 acres total on which he hopes to build about 100 leed homes. Lots will range from 1 to 2.5 acres, and have been laid out specifically for the p...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...LEED or Passive House certified home? Really well as it happens, see a great example of a split system heatpump installation in the Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Home below: The Edelweiss House has a radiant floor to keep our feet comfortable but we rely on a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim ductless mini-split air source heat pum...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...LEED certification of a home, builders are required to meet 19 prerequisite measures and a minimum amount of optional credits. Levels of 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 , ...

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

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

...Certified Wood Pilot ACP under LEED 2009 and achieve a point in the Sourcing of Raw Materials Pilot ACP under LEED v4. This is an extra reason why Ecohome used FSC certified lumber in the exceptional Edelweiss LEED Platinum certified house project. Eligibility for LEED points for certified lumber In order to achiev...