It was 2002, when LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), emerged in the Canadian building industry with the claim to create healthier indoor spaces, reduce waste, save energy and water, and drive innovation.
Since 2004, the CaGBC has certified over 2,800 LEED buildings and registered more than 5,000 in Canada, the second most LEED projects worldwide. LEED was created in the U.S. in 1998. But according to a LEED accredited professional and CEO of Western Interior Design, the popular standard that transformed the building industry needs its own revamp.
“For LEED to continue to be more relevant, it needs to become more holistic and human-centric,” said Ann Squires Ferguson, also a registered interior designer. “A lot of people are aware of its failings. It’s trying to evolve.” read more >>