green home building certifications 

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The two most popular high-performance home certifications are Net-Zero Homes and Passive House. Other green home building certifications that promote sustainable and eco-friendly construction practices:

  • LEED Canada for Homes: Offered by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a widely recognized green building certification that sets standards for sustainable design, energy efficiency, water conservation, and indoor air quality in residential buildings.
  • Built Green Canada: Built Green Canada offers a comprehensive certification program that recognizes environmentally friendly practices in residential construction. Their certification focuses on energy efficiency, materials selection, waste reduction, and water conservation.
  • ENERGY STAR: ENERGY STAR Canada, a program by Natural Resources Canada, certifies homes that meet strict energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are designed to use less energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide improved comfort for occupants.
  • R-2000: The R-2000 Standard, also administered by Natural Resources Canada, sets high-performance requirements for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and environmental responsibility in residential construction.