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The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...Platinum, the highest possible achievement in the LEED for homes rating system. Designed for active living and built to last – this ultra modern 2000 square foot, 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home includes a large separate office/studio space and bright, naturally lit living spaces. Following in the footsteps of the Beach...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

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

...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 manufactured by Énergéco...

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

The Earth Rangers Centre located in Woodbridge, Ontario has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification from the Canada Green Building Council, for Existing Buildings (EB). The Earth Rangers Centre certified LEED Gold for New Construction in 2004, is home to Earth Rangers' Animal Ambassadors and staff and is also a sho...

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

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...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 rating, and only the second in the wor...

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

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

...Platinum under the LEED V4 for Homes program, the first project and home in Canada to do so. Not only that, the EcoHome Edelweiss House project was only the second LEED V4 Platinum home certified worldwide - a result we are proud of and which prompted Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the CaGBC to comment: “The Ed...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...Platinum from the Canada Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system that encourages sustainable building practices, and Platinum is the highest level of certification. Congratulations to Inhaus Development Ltd. for a great design. If you...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

As described by the architects: Designed for a client with environmental sensitivities, +HOUSE is a manifestation of a sustainable and healthy approach to building that does not sacrifice design. Sited facing the bank of a stream-fed pond, this four-season house is nestled into a natural slope. Extensive 14-ft hig...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...Platinum and the Living Building Challenge standards, CIRS is one of the few commercial buildings constructed primarily of certified wood and beetle-killed wood (currently B.C.’s largest source of carbon emissions). Its wood structure locks in more than 500 tons of carbon, offsetting the GHG emissions that resulted f...

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

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...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 Membran...

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

DIY Green Roof Installation The following DIY green roof video shows the steps needed to ensure your green roof will not leak. Watch more Green Building Guide videos from EcoHome on YouTube here The most common building material used for roofing in North America is asphalt shingles, and because of their poor...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...Platinum based on the amount of points earned, Platinum being the highest. Read about LEED for homes , LEED V4 , Passive House Certification and all other Green home rating systems for Canada and the U.S.A. in the Ecohome green building guide pages .