A Guide to Environmental Legislation Affecting the Ontario Construction Industry (publication #3301) - This document can be obtained by fax from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment by Clicking Here
Advanced Building Technologies
This Canadian website is supported by a consortium of government and private organizations.
â€œA building professional's guide to more than 90 environmentally-appropriate technologies and practices.â€�
Canada Green Building Council
â€œThis resource has been developed as a repository of information for Canadian construction and demolition (C&D) waste management and 3Rs options. Information from other countries is also welcome.â€�
Tips on green building design and a database of products used in homes,commercial buildings and renovations that meet the environmental criteria of at least one eco-labelling program.
"EcoSmartâ„¢ Foundation Inc. aims to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the production of Portland cement for use in concrete construction."
Environmentally responsible construction and renovation handbook, Second edition, Public Works and Government Services Canada, March 2000
Environmentally responsible green office at a glance, First edition (pdf format), Public Works and Government Services Canada, March 2000
Green Building Information Centre
â€œThis Web site is brought to you by the Green Building Information Council, a Canadian non-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate information about energy and environmental issues in the building sector.â€�
Green Buildings BC website, Government of British Columbia
Introduction to The Model National Energy Code for Buildings Webpage, Natural Resources Canada
Manitoba R-2000 website
Mould Guidelines for the Canadian Construction Industry (CCA 82), 2004 (pdf format)
"The Guide offers practical advice on mould-related issues (legal, insurance, and health considerations). It also offers helpful information on how to minimize its presence, identify and measure it, and step-by-step instructions on remediation."
Natural Resources Canada - CANMET Energy Technology Centre Buildings Group
Natural Resources Canada - Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP)
"A financial incentive of up to $60,000 will be awarded to building owners whose designs meet CBIP requirements. The duration of the program will be from April 1, 1998, to March 31, 2004."
R-2000 Program Information, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada
R-2000 website, EnerQuality Corporation
EnerQuality is an independant company that was formed to manage and expand the R-2000 HOME Program in Ontario. It was created by the Ontario Home Builders' Association and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance.
Encompass - Map of Recycled Content Buildings
A list of the types of recycled materials for construction.
Environmental Building News
Green Building Primer
â€œGreen Buildings are really resource efficient buildings and are very energy efficient, utilize construction materials wisely -- including recycled, renewable, and reused resources to the maximum extent practical -- are designed, constructed and commissioned to ensure they are healthy for their occupants, are typically more comfortable and easier to live with due to lower operating and owning costs, and are good for the planet.â€�
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating Systemâ„¢
"The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating Systemâ„¢ is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council representing all segments of the building industry developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution." As of June 2004, LEED standards are available or under development for:
- New commercial construction and major renovation projects (LEED-NC)
- Existing building operations (LEED-EB, Pilot version)
- Commercial interiors projects (LEED-CI, Pilot version)
- Core and shell projects (LEED-CS, Pilot version) Homes (LEED-H)