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LEED® Canada


LEED® Canada for Homes

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LEED® Canada for Homes is an initiative designed to promote the transformation of the mainstream homebuilding industry toward more sustainable practices. LEED® Canada for homes measures the overall performance of a home in eight categories:

  • Innovation and Design Process (ID)

  • Location and Linkages (LL)

  • Sustainable Sites (SS)

  • Water Efficiency (WE)

  • Energy and Atmosphere (EA)

  • Materials and Resources (MR)

  • Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)

  • Awareness and Education (AE)

Four levels of certification are possible according to the number of points earned.

    Certified   45-59 points
    Silver      60-74 points
    Gold        75-89 points
    Platinum    90-136 points


LEED® Certification - Gold certification targeted

The strength of the LEED® Canada for Homes program is its third-party verification through LEED® Canada for Homes Providers and Green Raters.

After initial analysis by the Green Rater, we are targeting LEED® Gold.

Here are some the mesures taken in order to achieve Gold certification :

  • Construction of a building envelope designed to optimise the energy performance

    - High level of thermal insulation

    - Air tight building enveloppe

    - Elimination of thermal bridging

    - Installation of high performance windows

  • Installation of water-efficient fixtures and fittings

  • Installation of Energy Star and LED light fixtures

  • Limit the material waste factor by building with a prefabricated structure

  • Prioritization of materials with a high percentage of recycled content and materials which are locally produced

  • Use of a waste management plan

  • Controlling the indoor air quality during the construction

  • Use of materials with low VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions

  • Installation of an air exchanger / heat recovery ventilator

  • Radon resistant construction

  • Drought tolerant plants to eliminate the need for irrigation

  • Reduce the heat island effect by installing a white roof and by using light-colored, high-albedo materials

  • Construction in a sector that is near a high number of community resources and green spaces


Some of the advantages to buying a LEED certified home:

  • Better access to local resources

  • Between 30% and 70 % energy savings

  • Reduce water consumation by up to 50%

  • A better indoor air quality and a more comfortable living space

  • A better building life expectancy and lower maintenance costs

  • Higher resale value

  • Possible grants with certain banks, insurance compagnies and other organisations


Look into the different possible financial incentives…