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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