Existing Buildings

LEED® Canada EB:O&M certification is a smart investment in your building’s future. Incorporating green renovations and retrofits using LEED® results in energy and cost savings, attracts tenants, and improves employee retention while minimizing environmental impacts and GHG emissions.



The greenest building is one that is already built

The LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EB:O&M) rating system helps building owners and operators measure operations, upgrades and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts. LEED® EB:O&M addresses whole-building cleaning and maintenance issues (including chemical use), recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and systems upgrades.

LEED® EB:O&M is a globally recognized rating system with rigorous energy requirements that result in top performing buildings and reduced GHG emissions. Along with the economic and environmental benefits, LEED’s requirements increase occupant comfort and satisfaction by delivering healthier buildings with more daylight, better air quality and improved temperature control.

Recertification

Buildings are operated and maintained for decades and therefore, under this rating system, certified buildings must file for recertification at least once every five years to maintain their LEED® EB:O&M status.

As recertification requires demonstration of compliance for the entire period of time from the project's previous certification, LEED® EB:O&M represents an ongoing commitment by building operators to continuously assess the environmental performance of their buildings.

Registration for LEED® Canada EB:O&M 2009 rating system will close on October 31, 2016. After this date, projects must register under LEED® for Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) v4.

Important Updates



Case Studies

Learn more about the many economic, environmental and health benefits of LEED® EB:O&M certification by reading the featured case studies below.
Looking for more information on existing building projects in Canada? Visit our Project Profiles page where you can easily search the database, and filter for existing buildings, to view detailed information for LEED certified and registered projects that exist in Canada.

TD Office in TD Centre
Toronto, Ontario


Yonge Corporate Centre
North York, Ontario

Centennial Place
Calgary, Alberta

Mississauga Executive Centre
Mississauga, Ontario

 


LEED® EB:O&M Certification Resource Library

CaGBC has a large number of resources on LEED EB:O&M certification. Below you will find a library of documentation
and other resources to help you discover the benefits and requirements of LEED EB:O&M

Featured Resources

Submittal Tips for
LEED® Canada EB:O&M

Looking for tips to accelerate
LEED® Canada EB:O&M
Certification?

LEED® Canada EB:O&M
Recertification Guidance

Details the timeline for project recertification
and outlines the establishment and performance
requirements for prerequisites and credits.
December 2013

Average Scorecard for
LEED® Canada EB:O&M 2009

Illustrates the percentage of projects in each
level of certification that achieved a particular credit.

These resources are also available below in their corresponding section.




Rating System and Reference Guide

LEED® Canada EB:O&M 2009 
Rating System

Outlines credit requirements and provides 
a credit checklist.

LEED® Canada EB:O&M 2009 
Reference Guide Addenda

 

Introduction Section of the LEED® Canada EB:O&M 2009 Reference Guide

Publically available excerpt to assist in selecting the appropriate LEED® rating system.

LEED® Canada EB:O&M 2009 
Reference Guide*

Detailed outline of the credits that may be utilized for LEED® Canada EB:O&M registered projects.

*Online purchase - if you have already purchased the Reference Guide in electronic format it is available in the My Documents section of My CaGBC.




Minimum Program Requirements

 

Minimum Program Requirements Declaration Form

Must be submitted for all LEED® Canada EB:O&M 2009 projects registered on or after September 1, 2012.

Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs)* for LEED Canada Rating Systems

List of basic characteristics for projects to be eligible for certification under the LEED® Canada rating systems.

 

*These MPRs apply to all projects registered on or after September 1, 2012 and projects registered earlier are encouraged to follow them for the helpful guidance and new allowances they provide. Projects must provide a signed MPR form with their project submission, declaring the project meets all MPRs or allowed exceptions. 



Project Resources

The following documents and tools are critical to any project pursuing LEED certification. These materials are copyright protected and may only be used on projects that are registered for LEED certification. In order to view the materials, you must be a Specialist Member and you must be logged in.

LEED® Canada EB:O&M Letter Templates

Supports the required declarations for each of the prerequisites and credits v2009.
Version 3, October 2012

LEED® Canada EB:O&M Recertification Guidance

Details the timeline for project recertification and outlines the establishment and performance requirements for prerequisites and credits.
December 2013

Reduced Occupancy Guidance

Direction for projects with partial or fluctuating occupancy during performance period.
Version 1, June 6, 2012.

 

Application Guide for Multiple Building Projects in LEED® Canada EB:O&M

Certification process for multiple buildings on a shared site controlled by a single entity, applying for LEED certification as a single building.
Version 1, October 2013.

LEED® Canada EB:O&M Project Checklist

Energy Efficiency Performance Option B&C Calculator

Supports Energy and Atmosphere prerequisite 2 and credit 1, Options B and C.
Version 6, August 2015

Emissions Reporting Calculator

Supports Energy and Atmosphere credit 6. The CaGBC would like to thank LOOP Initiatives Inc. for development of this calculator.
Version 2, March 2012.

Minimum IAQ Performance: Option B Calculator

Supports Indoor Environmental Quality prerequisite 1, Option B.

Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts Calculator

Supports Innovation in Operations credit 3.
Version 2, March 2012

 

 

 




Additional Information

Submittal Tips for LEED® Canada EB:O&M 2009

Regional Priority Credits 
Includes pre-approved list of credits.



LEED® Canada EB:O&M General FAQs

Supplement to CIR 1125

Alternative for calculating energy from District Energy Systems.

UK Carbon Trust's Good Practice Guide 237: Natural Ventilation in Non-domestic Buildings (1999)

Provided in support of Indoor Environmental Quality credit 1.3.

Comparison of Canadian and USGBC Rating Systems

Average Scorecard for LEED® Canada EB:O&M 2009

Illustrates the percentage of projects in each level of certification that achieved a particular credit.

FAQ: Chain of Custody for Certified Wood products within LEED® Canada

LEED Brand User Guidelines

Implications of the Canadian adaptation of Portfolio Manager


Technical Bulletins

The LEED Technical Bulletins provide news, tips and more!