On Wednesday, July 26 2017, took place the glamorous launch of the first LEED Gold certified house in Beaconsfield, a project of the Quebec firm: VERTical Construction. This house was designed and built by architect Sahar Abi-Ziki. Construction VERTicale offers architectural and construction services for high-end LEED certified green homes. An ecological certification standard for homes, with collaboration with Ecohabitation. LEED is a new approach to environmentally friendly construction.
VERTicale Construction, is specialized in the design of LEED®- and Novoclimat-certified “green” houses. VERTicale Construction is known for a high-quality construction, and a environmentally sensitive approach. A green house, unlike a conventional dwelling, incorporates several aspects which reduce its ecological footprint (from design to end-of-life), as well as promoting spaces that are healthy and comfortable for users.
Eco-friendly is respect for nature and the environment.
Saving energy will also reduce your costs.
Sustainable development for a better quality of life
Promote local craftsmanship and building technologies
A green house consumes less energy, uses less water than a conventional house, and is built with local materials, promoting its occupants’ health and quality of life—in short, a green house has a low environmental impact.
VERTical Construction cares about the environment, so we are committed to the promotion of sustainable development in Quebec. As property developers, VERTical Construction wants to ensure the growing emergence of healthy, resource- and energy-efficient homes, so as to preserve and regenerate ecosystems. VERTical Construction's vision is therefore to promote and raise public awareness of sustainable development issues. VERTical Construction makes every effort to increase demand for the different green systems and materials so as to bring market prices down, thus helping to make healthy, sustainable houses affordable.
With a passionate interest in architecture and construction, Sahar Abi-Ziki, founder of VERTical Construction Inc., is a member in good standing of Quebec’s Order of Architects (Ordre des architectes du Québec). Since environmental issues are particularly close to her heart, Sahar has obtained the LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C) credential, opting to specialize in residential LEED building design and construction. Her conception of sustainable development goes beyond the environmental aspects of projects, also encompassing their economic and social impact. As an architect, Sahar Abi-Ziki, OAQ, PA LEED C+CB, therefore provides homeowners with the tools they will need in order to have an immediate, measurable influence on their homes’ performance. Since building a home is a very important project in a family’s life, Sahar will draw on her many years of experience in (commercial, residential and office) architectural projects to guide you throughout this process. VERTical Construction Inc. offers you a turnkey, custom-built house, a home geared to your needs that is, above all, environmentally sensitive through the use of eco-friendly materials.
Dreaming of a charming, original house? VERTical Construction will help you through every step to your dream home! VERTical Construction is there to provide you with comprehensive architectural services: design, plans, specifications, interior decoration, and site supervision and co ordination.
You can also receive turnkey service: project management, from project design to construction, for maximum quality. VERTical Construction provides general contractor services and works closely with several reliable sub-contractors leading to the successful completion of distinctive green projects geared to your tastes, personality and lifestyle.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system promotes and stimulates green building by means of a comprehensive approach resulting in sustainability through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. LEED® for homes is a 136-point system which recognizes performance in eight areas with a positive environmental and social impact. These eight areas are as follows:
Water-efficient practices, both indoor and outdoor
Use of land so as to minimize the impact on the site and to guide rainwater
Placement of homes in a socially and environmentally viable context
Design methods, regional credits, credits for innovation and exemplary performance
Education of occupants about the maintenance and operation of a LEED® home
Improvement of air quality by reducing and eliminating pollutants
Efficient utilization of materials, selection of environmentally preferable materials, and minimization of waste
High energy performance of the building envelope and equipment
Buildings are thus rated on their integration of environmentally sound practices and techniques which go beyond conventional construction standards. The LEED® Canada home rating system requires a minimum performance threshold determined by prerequisites, and assigns points in each of the above categories for superior performance. The total number of points obtained determines which of the four levels of certification is granted: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Certified. Total number of points available: 136.