The Co-operators have introduced a 10 per cent insurance discount for eligible Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified dwellings. Two members of The Co-operators group of companies began offering the discount: Co-operators General Insurance Company is offering it under the name Envirowise, and at L’Union Canadienne it is known as Rabais Éco-Logik.
LEED certification is granted by the Canada Green Building Council, using internationally accepted benchmarks for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. It promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability focused on five key areas: sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
"Homes worthy of LEED certification benefit us all by promoting human and environmental health," Kathy Bardswick, president and CEO of The Co-operators, said in a news release. "We’re quite eager and pleased to reward clients who own these homes by introducing these discounts, which are among the first of their kind in Canada."