LEED for homeowners
Buying a new home is an exciting and sometimes stressful process. Luckily, buying a home that is LEED certified by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) can help you get the best home, with customizable options to create a healthier, more comfortable environment that uses less energy, water and natural resources.
Imagine moving into a brand new house, designed to have better indoor air quality, financial savings on energy and water, and the added benefit of knowing that your home is better for the environment. This is what LEED certification provides.
LEED involves a flexible and comprehensive approach to home design and construction to provide assurance that your home will perform as designed to extensive and rigorous environmental standards. LEED certified homes are third-party verified and backed up by years of proven results – the CaGBC has certified over 3000 homes across every part of Canada. LEED certified Homes can also qualify for local utility rebates and homeowner insurance reductions through provincial insurance groups and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
Why do homeowners choose LEED?
LEED homes are healthy homes, reducing allergens, and triggers for asthma and chemical sensitivity.
LEED homes are thoughtfully designed to provide consistently comfortable indoor living areas.
Due to environmental efficiency measures built into LEED homes, you will achieve monthly savings on water and energy.
Increased resale value
Market data shows that green and efficient buildings sell for more money and in less time.
How do you find a home builder that provides move-in ready LEED homes?
The best way to find home builders that provide LEED homes is to contact a LEED Canada for Homes Provider. Located in most of the leading housing markets, Providers support builders in the construction of high-performance, sustainable LEED homes. They also administer a team of Green Raters, who together with the Providers verify that homes in the program are built to meet the requirements of the LEED Canada for Homes rating system.
For a full list of Providers in your area, click here.