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Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program @CaGBC @Habitat_org #LEED #buildingenvelope

Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program @CaGBC @Habitat_org #LEED #buildingenvelope

The council is working with charitable housing groups like Habitat for Humanity, and will administer the free registrations and certifications under the internationally-recognized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program, which addresses homes as well as a broad range of other building types. The first project to take advantage of the Affordable Green Housing Program is the Sir Sam Steele project, a group of 32 homes that have been built by Habitat for Humanity Manitoba with the assistance of local LEED Canada for Homes Provider prairieHOUSE Performance, Inc. The homes, which all have been awarded LEED Gold Certification from the CaGBC, feature innovative environmental aspects, including an exceptional building envelope designed for maximum insulation and air tightness, drain water heat recovery, and high performance heating...

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