Leed points / Guides

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...points accumulated, the more the project may exceed the "Certified" level and earn silver, 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 i...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...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 have enrolled in the LEED program with the CaGBC , you can promote the home as "Registered with LEED Canada for Homes". A project is not LEED certified unti...

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 , ...

LEED Homes

Getting Started

...LEED rating system, and with help from your provider you can learn what modifications would be needed to earn the necessary points, or additional points to help you achieve a higher level. 3) There are two mandatory site inspections for LEED certification, first a pre-drywall inspection so the Green Rater can ensur...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...LEED Platinum House Kit, Montreal Ellen and Roman Szumski earned LEED® Platinum certification for their home in Labelle, in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec and EcoHome took a look. LEED is a point-based green building rating system, so we must emphasize the exceptional performance of this house modeled by Ecohabit...

Wall assemblies - new construction

Wood framing

...points towards LEED certification. Further reading on structures and material efficient framing techniques: About wood frame construction Material efficient framing

LEED Homes

LEED project eligibility

...points or more to qualify for certification. Types of buildings eligible types of projects that are eligible: New Homes: Single family Multi housing (up to 3 floors) Multi Housing (4 to 15 floors) Townhomes Mixed use where more than 50% of the area is residential. In addition, it is expected that the ...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

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...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...LEED for Homes certification exists. To get a point for buying local, LEED has a limit of 800km by truck or 2400km by rail or water for the transportation of building materials. This can serve to limit material choices somewhat, Italian marble for example won't win you any points. This new Cambrian Black granite qu...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...points for energy efficiency of LEED Platinum V4 because of the extensive use of mineral wool insulation, a slew of recycled materials and excellent interior air quality, we'd like to think the Edelweiss House by EcoHome is a firm contender. It was after all the first home in Canada to be awarder the Leed Platinum v4 r...

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 Homes: While we were at it, we decided to have a look at the LEED criteria to see if it was feasible to achieve that certification as well. The LEED rating system is broken down into eight categories (ranging from Innovation & Design to Sustainable Sites) that cover a much broader spectrum of the building proces...