The proposed design for a 3-story home in the Kingsway section of Toronto does not qualify for a variance based on the project’s proposed LEED certification.
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A recent article in a Canadian construction industry publication argues that Canada’s green building experience has – to date – avoided legal repercussions arising out of green construction projects.
In a two-part series that was published last weekend, Diana Zlomislic of the Toronto Star reviews the green building landscape in Ontario and concludes that although “[s]hoddy building is not unique to the green sector . . . with governments aggressively promoting green construction and green building still an emerging practice, consumers who opt for more eco-friendly homes and renovations are more vulnerable.”
As an increasing number of Canadian governments are considering the merits of LEED-driven legislation, Canada’s contractors are speaking out about the increased costs and associated red tape on projects that pursue third-party green building certification.