B.C. government policy currently requires that all newly constructed public sector buildings achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold or equivalent certification. The most recent iteration of LEED, known as LEED v4, has seen the most rigorous update of this green building rating system. LEED v4 rewards the use of low carbon building materials in ways previous versions did not.
This guide provides a high level overview of low carbon building materials, with a particular focus on wood and PLC, and will describe how to incorporate low carbon building materials into LEED v4 projects.
Released: April 2017