The New York Times reports that more than 1,500 commercial buildings and 684 homes have been LEED certified but just 48 homes have received the platinum ranking.
Green Roofs / Buildings
The new San Francisco Academy of Sciences is arguably the greenest museum in the world. the undulating green roof, planted with four native ground covers and five local wildflowers, will be a destination in itself.
The Township of Langley's new Civic Centre is a LEED silver building. What makes this project unique is that it is a retrofit.
The Verdant building is a multi-unit stata building in British Columbia which seeking to be the first LEED Gold woodframe residential building in North America.
The Oliver Woods Community Centre is the first public building to be designed and built to a LEED Silver standard in the City of Nanaimo.
The City of Nanaimo's Green Building Policy requires all new public buildings over 500 square metres to meet the LEED Silver standard. This is part of the City's commitment to develop climate change and energy plans.
Malls and nature do not seem to go together, but in Seattle the Westfield Southcenter's huge expansion aims to embrace the local environment.
New buildings at Victoria Airport to be built to LEED principles, including a rainwater management system similar to that used in the terminal building.
The Silva Building in the City of North Vancouver is the first residential building in Canada to achieve this certification, and represents the City’s commitment to pursue opportunities that support its goals for a sustainable community.