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LEED v4
LEED Homes

What is different with LEED V4?

...isting data centers, new and existing warehouse and distribution centers, hospitality, existing schools, existing retail, and multifamily midrise. To view the rating systems as well as summaries of the changes relative to v2009, check-out our LEED v4 Resources .LEED v4 in Canada What does LEED v4 mean to Canadian pro...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...LEED for Homes Canada was developed in 2009, and applies to single-family homes and low-rise multi-family units up to 3 stories. Midrise residential buildings of 4 to 9 stories in Canada can participate in the USBGC program through Canadian Homes Providers. A LEED Certified home is one verified by an independent thir...

House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
LEED Homes

LEED comes to the gatineau hills

...ised will be in partnership with Maison Orfie , builders of the first LEED Canada Platinum home in Quebec. "It's not easy to earn LEED Platinum certification on the first try" says Emmanuel Cosgrove, Director of Ecohabitation and LEED evaluator of the Maison Orfie project.

LEED Homes

Getting Started

...is completed. Also mandatory before drywall is installed is a blower door test , where your home is depressurized to test for air leaks. This gives your building team the opportunity to find and repair any problem areas. A minimum performance level is required for certification. 4) Once inspections are completed, t...

Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...LEED certification is something that is accessible to anyone, no accreditation is required to undertake the process. It is simply a matter of registering your project and successfully completing the requirements of the program. Why should you build a LEED certified home? It's a great way to distinguish yourself from ...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

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

...is made me very proud of my company ". LEED Platinum prefab kit home © Roman Szumski In this interview with Ecohome's French counterpart (and LEED provider) Evaluations Ecohabitation , Roman Szumski shared his goals and design choices, highlighting the influence of his workplace on his decisions: E: Why did y...

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

...issions and create a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community. The United States, the birthplace of LEED, is not included in this list but remains the world's largest market for LEED. The U.S. is the world's largest economy by GDP as well as the world's second largest emitter of greenhouse ...

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

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...iss House LEED Platinum certified V4 roof is a 2/12 pitch insulated to R95 with Rockwool (formerly Roxul) mineral wool batts. R95 far exceeds the most rigorous Canadian building codes, and is a key component to us achieving an extremely energy efficient house. This is capped off with a living Green roof - see more here...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...is section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to look for in a building lot for the same reasons. What to look for in a home location: Being close to where you work and play Nearby services: Groceries, banks, shops, public transportation Minimal traff...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...LEED rating system and its growth. Going forward, LEED is still a key focus for CaGBC. LEED provides a holistic assessment of the different interrelated aspects of green building, including health and wellness. What’s more, LEED v4 deals with GHG emissions more aggressively and comprehensively than ever before, inclu...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...LEED certification through the CaGBC, and this is how they went about it. This is the second piece in a blog series written by Craig Anderson as he documents the design and construction of an off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here . or post 3 in the off-grid homes blog he...