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.

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Holistic Design

Architecture And Holistic Design

Unique Building Design

The design is often seen as a problem-solving tool. You design an energy system to solve a problem of energy efficiency or shortage. You design a home to solve the problem of providing a secure, appealing place to live. The problem always comes first with design practice. However, there are others that take a holistic approach more open to other ideas.

Holistic designs see the design as part of a much bigger system. Think of it like holistic medicine. You can have a modern treatment that only targets the problem area of pain or disorder. Alternatively, you can use a holistic method looking at the functions of the body as a whole and the connections within. What were secondary factors become part of a bigger picture?

This approach takes someone prepared to ask lots of questions before they provide answers. Someone prepared to go further with theories and ideas to … Read the rest