LEED Certification

LEED Certification

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

Handing over the keys to the new owners of a LEED home built by students and donated to Habitat for Humanity… Our House is the story of a small town united around the construction of an exemplary home. After being awarded with the ‘Prix d'excellence’ at the end of 2017 by the Public Administrator of Quebec (the first …

LEED Platinum home donated to Habitat for Humanity
LEED Certification

Student-built LEED home delivered to Habitat for Humanity

Handing the keys to the new owners of a home built by students completes a long journey for a carpentry school in a small Quebec town.… Educators at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CECVC) in Ormstown, QC wanted to offer their students something beyond the standard skills they would get from most school…

New Frontiers School Board 'Our House' team
LEED Certification

Quebec carpentry students attempt LEED v4 certification on home that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity

In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and the Province of Quebec, the 'Our House' project in Ormstown, Quebec, will see carpentry students building a home targeting LEED certification.… One of the best ways to afford positive change in the construction industry is to send the next generation of builders out into …

Okanagan College
LEED Certification

Recognition keeps coming for one of world’s most sustainable buildings

Add another chapter to the sustainability story of Okanagan College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation.… Add another chapter to the sustainability story of Okanagan College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies a…

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months o
LEED Certification

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months of 2015

With 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, 2015, the Canada Green Building Council calls a strong start to the year in Green Building… Ottawa, ON – May 13, 2015 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw a very strong start to 2015 in terms of green building certifications in Ca…

LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
LEED Certification

CaGBC lends its support to rebuilding efforts in Calgary and Lac-Mégantic

Canada Green Building Council to provide free LEED registration and certification for rebuilding projects in Calgary and Lac-Mégantic.… Ottawa, ON – April 15, 2014 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to announce it is working with regional partners to lend support to the rebuilding efforts underway …

'Our House' fundraiser Jamboree in Ormstown, Quebec
LEED Certification

Habitat for Humanity 'Our House' fundraiser concert

The New Frontiers School Board in Ormstown, Quebec has been documenting the design process of a high performance home that will be built by their students, then donated to famillies in need through Habitat for Humanity. This project is garnering tons of attention from the Quebec media, and their fundraiser Jamboree br…

Teachers experimenting with insulated I-joists as wall studs
LEED Certification

Webisode # 2 following a carpentry school that is making big waves in Quebec

As they set out to build a LEED Certified house that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, a very excited group of students and teachers can't wait to break ground.… When the New Frontiers School Board decided they wanted to be a leader in teaching green building practices, it’s doubtful that they could have envisi…