Leed points / Guides

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...LEED V4 vs. LEED 2009 – its most recent predecessor – was the rating system and dependency on project type. When the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) anounced that the LEED for Homes rating system would raise the bar with the LEED V4 program, we at EcoHome were already mulling over the idea of building a showcas...

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

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

...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 achieve a LEED point, the user must v...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...LEED points. It is a simple matter of running a normal 4 inch plumbing pipe from your attic to your utility room. By doing so, installing solar panels (thermal or photovoltaic) is a simple matter of fishing wires or tubes through the pipe rather than an expensive remodelling project involving opening walls. A bit of ...

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...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...LEED for homes prerequisites that must be met for certification. Not all categories have prerequisites, and some have more than one. Please refer to the rating system for more details. Innovation & Design Process (ID) 1.1 Preliminary rating: Conduct a preliminary meeting with your LEED provider and key members of...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...LEED Platinum V4 Wall Design: Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as a 'REMOTE' wall, a high performance building envelope developed by the Cold Climate Housing Research Centre in Alaska. REMOTE stands for 'Residential Exterior Me...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...LEED home is not only energy efficient, but has standards to meet that go beyond its own boundaries. A LEED points category of ‘Sustainable Sites’ rewards homes for erosion control, limiting developed areas, storm water management and other key issues that reduce the impact on the surrounding ecosystem. LEED certif...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...LEED certified commercial buildings that offer outside views and natural light report higher productivity and worker satisfaction. How passive solar heating and cooling works: There are two dates that form the cornerstone of passive solar design, December 21st and June 21st when the sun is at its highest and lowest...

LEED for Homes Checklist
LEED Homes

The LEED for Homes Checklist

The checklist will help you understand the requirements for each LEED category, and help you decide on your targeted level of certification. It will not only be used for the evaluation of your project, but you can use it for tracking your progress. The checklist will allow you to: Meet the criteria for each catego...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...LEED, Passive House and Zero Net Energy ready kit homes sector in Quebec, Ontario and North Eastern US States such as New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire. What is driving building professionals to prefab & modular construction methods? Trends in the construction industry, such as shorter project schedules, su...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...LEED certification, there are points waiting for you when you build permeable hard surfaces, but also for choosing lighter coloured stones. Stones are rated with the solar reflectance index (SRI), which is a measure of the ability of a constructured surface to reflect solar heat, measured on a scale of 0-100, with 0 be...