Rating systems / Guides

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...rating systems like LEED for example, will recognize ENERGY STAR certified products, and award points for incoporating them into buildings. Passive House: M...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...rating systems. Performance requirements include net zero energy, water and waste, measured after a full year of operation only. LBC is broken down into 7 perfo...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...rating systems for Canada and the U.S.A. in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

LEED Homes

What is different with LEED V4?

...rating systems opened in November 2013. In order to facilitate the transition to LEED v4, projects will be able to register under the current rating systems u...

MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations

...systems and appliances is entered into a software program to determine what the overall consumption of a building will be, and to attach a rating to it. HOT20...

LEED Homes

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 Refrig...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, virus
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...rating, but are not adapted to most systems. Find out the manufacturer suggestion for what the highest-rated MERV filters their systems can handle. Much highe...

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

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

A quick update : as of September 13 Beachaus II has officially been awarded LEED Platinum, the highest possible achievement in the LEED for homes rating system...

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 o...

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

...rating systems encourage and accelerate the global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of u...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Rating System in net zero energy applications. Drawing on NRCan’s national systems and infrastructure - including its certified energy advisors, certification...