The 2009 version of the LEED Canada building rating system will be coordinated by Enermodal Engineering, a Canadian consulting firm focused entirely on green buildings, with input from across the green building industry and the public.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most recognized green building rating system in North America, and the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC) administer LEED Canada and use the rating system to designate buildings according to the efficiency and environmental features they incorporate.
The updated version of LEED, expected in early 2009, will feature different point total requirements, new prerequisites and a new amalgamated document, which includes all the various LEED guides for ease of use.
“We are excited to use our experience on numerous LEED buildings to make this rating system more user-friendly and technically superior. This is a very important step forward for green design and the CaGBC,” said Enermodal president Stephen Carpenter.
Enermodal Engineering is a consulting firm committed to buildings and communities that are energy and resource efficient. With professional staff in Kitchener, Calgary, Denver and Phoenix, Enermodal is working on over 170 LEED buildings across North America and is responsible for over 85 per cent of the LEED certified projects in Ontario.