LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is a system that evaluates the environmental performance of a building. Only buildings and projects can receive a LEED® certificate. There are no LEED® materials. However, the choice of materials for a sustainable building project can influence environmental performance. Since cement is versatile and adaptable, it can easily contribute toward obtaining this valuable certification in sustainable building.
For a LEED® project, the Ciment Quebec Inc. team can help you. Contact our Technical Department at 418-329-2100.
Project Evaluation System for LEED® Certification in Canada
They are many LEED® evaluation systems to meet the needs of different types of buildings and projects; they are divided into six categories:
- New construction (LEED®-NC);
- Core and shell (LEED® CS);
- Commercial interiors (LEED® Canada CI);
- Existing buildings (LEED® Canada BE: E&E);
- Homes (LEED® Canada for Homes); and,
- Neighbourhood Development (LEED®-ND).
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is an independent organization that certifies a project based on the total credits obtained after audits and examination of the documentation submitted by the LEED® design and construction team. LEED® proposes four levels of certification (certified, silver, gold and platinum) based on the performance of the projects.