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LEED Homes

Find a LEED Provider

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Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...LEED Gold Toronto, Ontario: WaterPark Place, LEED Platinum (first Canadian project to earn LEED Platinum through the CaGBC's recertification program) Calgary, Alberta: Bow Valley Square, LEED Gold Quebec City, Quebec: Place TELUS / TELUS House, LEED Gold Support for LEED is widespread in Canada, with a highly...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...LEED is the most comprehensive and versatile home rating system, and consequently the most recognized. LEED promotes sustainable building practices through material selection, responsible site management and design. LEED homes generally have reduced ecological footprints, healthier indoor environments and offer 30 to 7...

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

...LEED and other programs can help reduce the rate of climate change, how else can we adapt? Why do we need to build more resilient homes? How do we build more resilient homes? How are builders adjusting to meet these new challenges? How can we choose more suitable places to live? When we are thinking about loc...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...Alberta: Calgary: Look into building permit refunds for both LEED and Built Green certifications. Though a rebate program was cancelled in July 2010, it could have been replaced with another. Calgary is the first Canadian municipality to require all city buildings to meet LEED certification, so they are well versed i...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...Alberta oil sands across the continent, there is still one way you can help your kids out since our elected policy makers are failing to do so - let them inherit a house that can handle the mess we are leaving them. The question should probably be: "Can we afford not to build more resilient homes?" Future-proofin...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...Alberta Earthship owner, whose intentions I have no doubt are the purest, echoes much of that sentiment while stoking a wood stove in a house insulated with foam panels that has a propane-powered clothes dryer, cook stove and water heater. Here is how Mike Reynolds described that very house in the Calgary Herald- “ C...