This was Hillson Homes’ first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) registered project.
This home is a private residence which was constructed with the hopes of creating an energy efficient and environmentally sustainable place to live. The owners took a practical approach to this, utilizing such things as concrete construction with high R value ICF walls (R43!) and concrete floors throughout, hydronic heating, rain water harvesting, solar energy harvesting, FSC certified materials and other sustainable and recycled materials and construction techniques.
Since 2002, LEED Canada has been redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. Through certifying hundreds of projects over the past decade, LEED Canada has transformed the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated — from individual buildings and homes, to entire neighborhoods and communities.
The Canadian rating systems are an adaptation of the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Green Building Rating System, tailored specifically for Canadian climates, construction practices and regulations. The rating systems are adapted to the Canadian market through an inclusive process that engages CaGBC members, stakeholders and experts representing the various sectors of the Canadian industry.
The CaGBC was formally founded as a not-for-profit in December 2002. It represents a coalition of public and private building industry leaders, who promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, economically viable and healthy places to live and work in.
In May 2004, the Alberta Chapter was incorporated as a registered society. The Alberta Chapter is governed by a board of directors and its work is divided among three committees: programs, membership and finance. The activities and events organized by the Chapter focus on education and promotion of sustainable building.
Information sourced from CaGBC.
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