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.

 

2.1.2   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.

 

2.1.3   Use of header hangers instead of jack studs (1 point).

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

 

2.1.13   Reduce dimensional lumber use by using engineered product for all load-bearing beams and columns (1 point), from third-party certified, sustainable sources (CSA, FSC, or SFI for 2 points).
Polycore Residential Wall System | Polycore Canada Inc.
Polycore Foundation Wall System | Polycore Canada Inc.

 

2.2.2   Recycled and/or recovered content gypsum wallboard, minimum of 15% post-consumer recycled content (1 point).

AirRenew® Essential Drywall | AirRenew®


2.2.5   All insulation used in home is certified by a third-party to contain a minimum recycled content: 25% (1 point), 50% (2 points), or 90% (3 points).

EcoTouch® PINK™ FIBERGLAS® Thermal, Acoustical and Blowing wool| Owens Corning

WALLTITE ECO® Polyurethane Insulation/Air Barrier | BASF Canada

Formaldehyde Free Insulation | Johns Manville

CertainTeed Gypsum & Insulation

 

2.2.8   Install ecologically preferred bamboo, cork, or hardwood flooring for a minimum of 300 ft² (1 point), more than 50% of all indoor floors (2 points) or more than 90% of all indoor floors (3 points). Products must be third-party certified from sustainably managed forests or certified sustainable sources (e.g. Rainforest Alliance, FSC, CSA, or SFI).

Life Proof Flooring, Bamboo Hardwood| Bamboo Innovations


2.2.11   Solid countertops are made from local natural stone or from minimum 30% recycled content for all kitchen counters (2 points), or all other counter tops (1 point), or both (3 points total).
Ocean Pearl Natural Building Stone | K2 Stone Quarries Inc.

 

2.2.13.1   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

 

2.3.3   Use a rain screen system to separate cladding from the wall sheathing with a drainage plane (2 points), made from 60% or more recycled content (additional 1 point for 60% OR additional 2 points for more than 90% recycled content). Integrate windows into drainage plane by angling bottom sills slightly down towards the exterior, and install window flashing to direct moisture out towards the drainage plane (additional 1 point).

EZEE Dam


2.2.14.2   Exterior window frames made from third-party certified, sustainably harvested wood (CSA, FCS, 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

 

2.2.21   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.

 

2.3.1   Minimum 30-year manufacturer warranty roofing material (2 points plus 1 point for each additional 5 years). "Lifetime" warranties have terms/conditions that ultimately have a limit in real years, and will not be considered unless clarified.

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 Cambridge IR Architectural Shingle | Iko Industries

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

IKO Royal Estate Shingle | Iko Industries

 

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

 

2.3.4   All exterior doors and windows manufactured from fiberglass (1 point for windows and/or 1 point for doors).
Fiberglass Entry Doors | All Weather Windows
Fiberglass Doors | Plygem Windows & Doors

 

2.3.5   Natural cementitious stone/stucco/brick or fiber cement siding, or combination thereof for 25% of exterior cladding (for 1 point), 50% (for 2 points), 75% (for 3 points) or more than 90% (for 4 points).
Ocean Pearl Natural Building Stone | K2 Stone Quarries Inc.
Cultured Stone by Boral | Canadian Stone

 

2.3.8   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

 

2.3.9   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.