What does LEED-Ready mean?

In partnership with builder Écohabitation/Ecohome, the first ever residential home to receive the Platinum rating LEED designation in Canada has been built at Edelweiss Lakes.  Moreover, it is only the second such designation in all the world.

Dubbed the 'Edelweiss House' by the media, we are proud that the model  home is based on the  Provenance design by Raya Homes and features such things as passive solar heating, a green roof, and a projected energy bill of just $507.35 for the entire year!

Contact us today to arrange a viewing of this unique model home.


Energy efficient and environmentally responsible

All Raya EcoHomes are LEED-ready to a standard of at least Certified.

LEED certification typically costs approximately $3,000—payable by the homeowner—and is currently fully recoverable by application to Hydro Quebec for a cash rebate.

The LEED assessment is done on a points system and culminates with the awarding of a rating of:

  • Certified (40-49 points)
  • Silver (50-59 points)
  • Gold (60-79 points)
  • Platinum (80 points or more)     

Having a LEED-certified home means it meets certain standards for energy efficiency, reduced carbon footprint, and minimal impact on the habitat in which it is built. It shows the homeowner's and builder's responsibility to the environment and may qualify for certain provincial and/or municipal incentives.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system for

evaluating the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of environmentally friendly buildings including residential homes. The classification standards are administered in Canada by the Canada Green Building Council.

Canada's First Platinum-rated LEED Home