EcoSmartâ„¢ Foundation

EcoSmartâ„¢ is a not-for-profit society that helps the building industry innovate and adopt new technologies that are both ecologically and economically smart.
The EcoSmartâ„¢ Concrete Project aims to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the production of Portland cement for use in concrete construction by partially replacing the Portland cement with an optimum amount of supplementary cementing material (SCM).
weblink: ecosmart.ca

EnerGuide

The EnerGuide label, established by Natural Resources Canada, is a tool to help you make an energy-wise choice when buying a new appliance.
The EnerGuide label has been in use for 25 years. By law, the label must be affixed to all new electrical appliances manufactured in or imported into Canada. The label is not a “seal” of energy efficiency; it s a tool that lets you compare the energy consumption of similar appliances and determine how specific models measure up to the most energy-efficient appliances available. The label indicates the amount of electricity – measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year – used by an appliance
weblink: oee.nrcan.gc.ca/energuide/index.cfm

EcoLogo

The Environmental Choice Program is Environment Canada s ecolabelling program. The EcoLogo is the Program s official symbol of certification.
Products that display the EcoLogo have met a set of third-party verified environmental performance criteria for energy efficiency, reduction of hazardous by-products, use of recycled materials, and reusability.
weblink: terrachoice-certified.com/en/index.asp

LEEDTM

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LEEDTM Green Building Rating System evaluates the overall environmental performance of buildings over its entire life cycle. It is a standardized system designed for rating new and existing commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings.
weblink: usgbc.org