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LEED Canada

LEED Canada: Certification and Incentives.

An adaptation of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy  and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, LEED Canada for New  Construction and Major Renovations version 1.0 takes into account our unique climate and  the building needs that arise from it.

LEED Canada prerequisites and credits consist of five environmental categories: 

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality 

Innovation & Design Process, not included in the main categories, is an additional category  intended to address sustainable building expertise and design measures not fully covered  under the environmental categories.

Why certify?


In addition to creating healthier buildings with a smaller carbon footprint,  achieving greater sustainability through the LEED Canada standards can:

  • Help create a green building knowledge base
  • Establish leadership in the green building sector
  • Offset costs through a growing number of provincial, federal and local government incentives
  • Help you earn LEED certification plaque and certificate

To learn more about LEED Canada, visit cagbc.org/leed/what/index.php.