Materials and Methods

 
Minimum 20 Points Required

This section rewards efficient use of framing materials, alternatives to using large dimensional lumber, products and finishes  which are more durable, made with recycled content, or wood products that come from sustainably managed forests.  Many Building Material items also improve thermal performance and offer energy benefit.

 

2-2  Elimination of headers at non-bearing interior and exterior walls (1 point).
Polycore Residential Wall System | Polycore Canada Inc.
Polycore Foundation Wall System | Polycore Canada Inc.

 

2-3  Use of header hangers instead of jack studs (1 point).

Polycore Residential Wall System | Polycore Canada Inc.
Polycore Foundation Wall System | Polycore Canada Inc.

 

2-13  Reduce dimensional lumber use by using engineered products for all exterior window and door headers (1 point).
Polycore Residential Wall System | Polycore Canada Inc.
Polycore Foundation Wall System | Polycore Canada Inc.

 

2-21  All insulation used in home is certified by a third-party to contain a minimum recycled content: 25% (1 point) or 50% (2 points).

Wallbar Insulation | Can-Cell Industries
Weathershield Insulation |Can-Cell Industries
EcoTouch® PINK™ FIBERGLAS® Thermal, Acoustical and Blowing wool| Owens Corning

WALLTITE ECO® Polyurethane Insulation/Air Barrier | BASF Canada

Formaldehyde Free Insulation | Johns Manville

 

2-26  Bamboo, cork or hardwood flooring used in home, minimum of 300 ft² installed. Products must be third-party certified from sustainably managed forests or certified sustainable sources (3 points).

Eterna Prefinished Hardwood Flooring | Divine Hardwood Flooring

Model Prefinished Hardwood Flooring | Divine Hardwood Flooring 

Life Proof Flooring, Bamboo Hardwood| Bamboo Innovations


2-30  Local natural stone or recycled content (30% of content) solid counter tops for all kitchen counters (2 points), all other counter tops (1 point).
Ocean Pearl Natural Building Stone | K2 Stone Quarries Inc.

 

2-32  Exterior doors with a minimum of 15% recycled and/or recovered content (1 point).

Diplomat Wood Windows | Plygem Windows & Doors
Vinyl Sliding Doors | Plygem Windows & Doors

Tilt and Glide Sliding Glass Doors| Innotech Windows and Doors

Tilt and Turn Picture Windows | Innotech Windows and Doors

Tilt and Turn Terrace Swing Glass Doors | Innotech Windows and Doors

 

2-36  Exterior window frames made from third-party certified sustainably harvested wood (CSA, FSC, or SFI) (2 points).
Regency Metal Clad Windows | Plygem Windows & Doors

 

2-41  Solid hardwood trim from third-party certified sustainably harvested sources (CSA, FSC, or SFI) approved for millwork and/or cabinets (2 points per application - maximum of 4 points).

Life Proof Flooring, Bamboo Hardwood| Bamboo Innovations

 

2-43  Minimum 25% recycled-content roofing system, including underlay and finish for 1 point, 50% recycled content for 2 points.

G.E.M. EuroShake Rubber Roofing System | G.E.M. Inc.

G.E.M. EuroSlate Rubber Roofing System | G.E.M. Inc.

 

2-44 Minimum 30-year manufacturer warranty roofing material (2 points plus 1 point for each additional 5 years) (2 - 6 points).

CRC Biltmore™ Architectural Shingle | Canroof Corporation
CRC Superglass 25 Shingle | Canroof Corporation
CRC Superglass 30 Shingle | Canroof Corporation

G.E.M. EuroShake Rubber Roofing System | G.E.M. Inc.
G.E.M. EuroSlate Rubber Roofing System | G.E.M. Inc.
IKO Armourshake Premium Shingle | Iko Industries
IKO Cambridge Roofing Shingles | Iko Industries
IKO Crowne Slate Roofing Shingles | Iko Industries

IKO Grandeur SBS Modified Architectural Shingle | Iko Industries

IKO Marathon 25 | Iko Industries
IKO Marathon Ultra AR | Iko Industries

IKO Royal Estate Shingle | Iko Industries

Unicrete Concrete Roof Tile | Unicrete Products  

 

2-45  Non-solvent based damp proofing (seasonal application) (1 point).
Delta-MS Foundation Membrane | Delta Membrane Systems
Watchdog Waterproofing | Tremco: Barrier Solutions

 

2-47  All exterior doors and windows manufactured from fiberglass. (1 point for windows, 1 point for doors and 2 points for both).
Fiberglass Entry Doors | All Weather Windows
Fiberglass Doors | Plygem Windows & Doors

 

2-48  Natural cementitious stone/stucco/brick or fiber cement siding, or combination thereof for 25% of exterior cladding 1 point, 50% 2 points, 75% 3 points or > 90% 4 points.
Ocean Pearl Natural Building Stone | K2 Stone Quarries Inc.
Cultured Stone by Boral | Canadian Stone
Unicrete Custom Pre-Coated Fibre Cement Siding | Unicrete Products Ltd.

 

2-50  Exterior trim materials are made from alternatives to solid lumber (1 point).

Unicrete Custom Pre-Coated Fibre Cement Siding | Unicrete Products Ltd.

 

2-51  All exterior trim is clad with pre-finished metal. (1 point over wood backings, 2 points without wood backings).

Diplomat Wood Windows | Plygem Windows & Doors
Fibreglass Doors | Plygem Windows & Doors
Metal Insulated Swinging Doors | Plygem Windows & Doors
Regency Metal Clad Windows | Plygem Windows & Doors

 

2-52  Deck or veranda surfaces made from low maintenance materials - deck surfaces do not need maintenance of any kind, including painting, for a minimum of 5 years (2 points).

Ocean Pearl Natural Building Stone | K2 Stone Quarries Inc.

Sigmadek Deck Building Systems | Sigmadek Ltd.