canada leading in green buildings

Canada Leading The World With The Greenest Buildings

Sustainable, Eco-Friendly, and Green: The careless practice of using these terms daily and synonymously, especially by marketers, has made them a little confusing.

All these terms do point to consciousness as well as the environmental and social responsibility (although most aren’t strict legal or accredited definitions) so you could technically use them interchangeably. However, there are small differences in their meaning that is necessary to define.

To clear up the confusion, here are some guidelines for those people that are interested in the numerous shades of green.… Read the rest

Canada Eco Friendly Building

Canadian Leed Rating System

Bio-Friendly Buildings In Canada

Creating eco-friendly buildings in Canada is big business. Green energy usage, energy efficiency, and sustainability are both fashionable and vital for the country’s health. Buildings can’t just call themselves green. They need the appropriate LEED rating to showcase just how green they are.

What Is LEED Certification?

This certification is a means of independent verification that a building exists with human and environmental health in mind. This means efficient use of water and energy, advantageous sources of materials, sustainable site development and a strong indoor environment. As of October 31st, 2016, Canada has taken on the global LEED v4 rating system. All new projects must now register under this format.

There are different LEED rating systems for various types of projects or buildings. The LEED Canada for Homes program is for residential homes up to three stories. The LEED Volume program for those looking at multiple projects.

There are also specific … Read the rest