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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

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its list of the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, on which Canada ranked No. 1. The...

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

...USGBC) The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. U...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...USGBC and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA. Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, spoke at the National Press Cl...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

Courtesy of the USGBC , the following is a guest post by Harvey M. Bernstein, Vice President of Industry Insights & Alliances, McGraw-Hill Construction and J...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...USGBC was founded In 1993 in the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) boardroom, instigated by representatives from over 60 firms and nonprofits. The USGBC w...

LEED v4
LEED Homes

What is different with LEED V4?

...USGBC to determine the appropriate model for offering French language services. Registration is now open Registration to the LEED v4 rating systems opened i...

Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
Lifestyle and environment

Green Business Certification Inc. and Canada Green Building Council Join Together to Advance the WELL Building Standard

...USGBC and GBCI, the certification body for USGBC’s LEED green building program, partnering to deliver LEED in Canada. To date, there are more than 5,300 LEED pr...

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

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

...USGBC) received 23,000+ public comments and released six drafts of their update. The final draft was approved by 86% of the consensus body. One of the biggest...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...USGBC LEED points qualifying is a great idea), there are three main materials that will determine the health effects and cost of a kitchen: Melamine faced par...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

This article was originally published in ecoHouse Canada , Winter 2014/15 issue. Kyle England is an architect with William Dewson Architects, www.dewson.com....