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The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...systems of their home properly, and publicly promote green building and the LEED rating system. ­ Builders are required to provide homeowners with a minimum one hour educational walkthrough to identify and provide instruction of the home’s operational systems, as well as provide homeowners with the completed LEED che...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system for commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council) to encourage sustainable building practices. While the commercial program has been in effect for much longer, LEED for Homes ...

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...LEED green building rating system in Canada. In addition to LEED, the CaGBC also supports the Living Building Challenge, Passive House Standard and EcoDistricts in Canada. About LEED in Canada LEED is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and oper...

LEED v4
LEED Homes

What is different with LEED V4?

...LEED to the Canadian market will simplify the development process and allow ALL the LEED rating systems to be made available to Canadians. Better user experience Applying ACPs will help further improve the user’s experience of LEED, allowing project teams to benefit from more regular errata and upgrades to rating s...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...rating systems you might encounter and an idea of what each one addresses and promotes in the pursuit of "the perfect eco-friendly Green home." LEED for Homes: Originating in the USA, LEED is currently the most prolific green building rating system and stands for; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - cre...

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The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...rating of ERS (EnerGuide) 76 or HERS (Home Energy Rating System) 80. This will be determined during the compulsory energy rating blower door test. 11.1 Refrigerant charge test: If your home has an air conditioning system with refrigerants, provide proof of a proper refrigerant charge of the system. Materials & Re...

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...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...LEED rating system in Canada? The LEED rating system is still a core component of our work as the leading organization representing the voice of green and sustainable building in Canada. We have worked extremely hard over the past 14 years to expand the reach and positive impact of green building across Canada, and t...

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...

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Getting Started

...LEED provider you will go over your plans and determine which level of certification you wish to pursue. It is here that you will see how well your intended project would score on the LEED rating system, and with help from your provider you can learn what modifications would be needed to earn the necessary points, or a...

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 Platinum Home project overview As building rating systems drive building codes to greater levels of performance, the rating systems themselves need a periodic upgrade to stay ahead of the curve; enter LEED version 4 (V4.) This latter version of the LEED rating system involved a comprehensive overhaul and to ensu...