Green home certifications

BUILDING CERTIFICATIONS

Green home certifications serve many purposes and have value for homeowners, builders, buyers and society in general. Those that attain home certifications are assured a higher quality home that the norm, and it ensures there is third party verification of the work being carried out by builders. Upon resale, homes that carry certifications have increased value. Home buyers as well can be reassured that the homes they are considering purchasing have had third party verification.
As we begin to suffer the effects of a changing climate, better performing and more resilient homes consume less and pollute less, while driving the home buying market and building industry to better practices.

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LEED 

The LEED rating system is an internationally-recognized mark of excellence for sustainable buildings. To achieve certification, buildings must achieve points in 8 performance categories encompassing energy performance, durability, sustainability, community connectivity and health for occupants.

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Passive Solar Index

The Passive Solar Index is a building recognition program that measures and labels the energy performance of building envelopes to provide homeowners and buyers with an idea of what it will cost heat and cool a home.  

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Passive House

Passive House is an internationally recognized high-performance building envelope certification system. in order to attain certification, homes must meet a strict requirement for air-tightness and thermal performance. 

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