(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) LEED is a Green Building Rating System and is administered by the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC). “LEED is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.”
LEED homes are energy efficient, water efficient, and durable – taking steps to ensure a healthy indoor environment and minimizing the impact of construction and operation.
LEED homes gains points by undertaking specific measures over a broad range of categories. For more information on the specifics of LEED for Homes Canada, please visit: www.cagbc.org/homes/
Aaron Stavert, Home Owner and Architect, has led the design process in his Charlottetown firm OpenPractice, Collaborative Architecture. Working with local builders, consultants and third party verifier, Thermalwise, the homeowners have completed the preliminary steps, registering their home for LEED certification, working with an integrated project team and making site and design decisions, striving to achieve the targeted LEED rating. 58 Upper Hillsborough is aiming to be the first LEED certified home in Prince Edward Island.