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Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...LEED certified builders, only LEED certified buildings. To build a home to LEED certification is something that is accessible to anyone, no accreditation is r...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...LEED project in 2005, the CaGBC collected data over the next eight years, measuring the direct impact LEED Canada made on various aspects of the environment, in...

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

...building certification, advocacy and information sharing. The CaGBC is the license holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada. In addition to LE...

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...Builders Sustainable building practices are doing more than just helping the environment - they are also helping to create stronger and more prosperous commun...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...LEED certification and Passive House certification . Enjoy their story of building a LEED certified Passive House... *** Building any house requires a fair ...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...building enclosure. 2.2 Durability managemen t: The builder must have a quality management process in place to ensure all durability measures have been succ...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...LEED, ZNE, Passive Solar, Green Builder, or Green-home builder. Passive House and LEED are green building certification programs, but even if you don’t want t...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...Building Science expert, Joe Lstiburek. Why are old homes with air-con in great shape while new ones rot? A century ago, houses were made of rocks, brick an...

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

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...LEED 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...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...why he was taking the course and not teaching it! Alain is a home builder who has been constructing LEED-certified homes in the Saguenay region for 7 years but ...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...building code is harming homes The National Building Code goes to great lengths to ensure the structures we build are solid , and engineered to withstand snow...

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