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Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
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The Earth Rangers Retrofit a LEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...LEED for existing buildings project in Canada. This is the first time ever that the CaGBC has certified a building initially as LEED Gold for New Construction, and then seven years later as LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance," says Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Buil...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
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A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...LEED Gold-targeted project. LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.© Shai Gil Photography LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario. © Shai Gil Photography LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario. © Shai Gil Photography LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario. © Shai Gil Photo...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
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Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...LEED Green Rater Mike Reynolds. Their recent LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House is significantly more efficient than our home, and was also cheaper to build, as they did it with only a standard 2x6 wall and lots of exterior insulation. Needless to say, though the house that we have built is a very good one, there are man...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
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The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

The Yukon's first 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 ...

LEED for homes rating system.
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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 , ...

House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
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LEED comes to the gatineau hills

...Gold, and if all goes well maybe Platinum.” says Matthew Smith. “We will have a better idea after consultations with our providers at Ecohabitation.” The first home to be raised will be in partnership with Maison Orfie , builders of the first LEED Canada Platinum home in Quebec. "It's not easy to earn LEED Platinum c...

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Getting Started

...LEED The LEED ® Canada for Homes certification program is based on documentation of the building process and visual inspections by LEED certified Green Raters. Upon successful completion of your project, your home can be awarded a level of either Certified, Silver, Gold or the highest possible level, Platinum. ...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
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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 Canada on the rise
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LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...LEED v4 Edelweiss House © Ecohome Amount of buildings Earning 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 Winnip...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
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The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...LEED Gold Certification from the CaGBC. They are now all occupied by very happy families. “Through the generosity and foresight of the Canada Green Building Council, we were able to take the LEED process through to completion,” says Sandy Hopkins, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Manitoba. “The energy and water efficiency...

The LEED rating system
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The LEED rating system

...gold, or platinum. The 8 LEED categories: Innovation & Design Process (11 points) Green building begins at the design phase, and this category encourages builders to put together their building team early and involve them in the design process. It is here that regional issues and home durability is addressed, and...