Annual General Meeting Notice, Required EnerGuide Files Update, BUILT GREEN® Liaison in British Columbia, & the Renovations Program

 
Annual General Meeting Notice: Thursday, April 9, 2015
February 11, 2015—The Built Green Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at My House Design/Build Team Ltd., in Surrey, on Thursday, April 9, 2015. My House Design/Build Team Ltd.—located at North Shore Design Centre, 201- 50 Fell Ave, North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3S2 —the meeting will commence at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.
 
AGM Business
  • Elections to the 2015 Board of Directors
  • Chairman’s Annual Report
  • Treasurer’s Financial Report
  • Executive Director’s Report
 
The annual financial statements are available at the registered office of the Built Green Canada Corporation, and members may, on request, obtain a copy free of charge at the registered office or by pre-paid mail.
 
Keeping it Simple: Required EnerGuide Files Update

In partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), we are streamlining our process. From here on in, for BUILT GREEN® Single Family projects, certification will require the following be uploaded onto the BUILT GREEN® portal:
  • BUILT GREEN® completed checklist
  • Scan of EnerGuide label
  • Scan of NRCan confirmation email
 
You will no longer be required to upload the TSV file or the data collection file—NRCan performs quality assurance on these files related to the ERS rating, and therefore, to upload these onto our portal is a duplicated effort. We will continue to do our own quality assurance check with the remaining files required for certification. This supports Built Green’s commitment to “keeping it simple”.

BUILT GREEN® Liaison in British Columbia
We’re pleased to announce that, beginning February 16th, Andrew MacDonald will begin a contract with us to engage with builders in the BC market. He will be reaching out with the intention of meeting with you, face-to-face, to review our checklists and identify opportunities for you, as a builder, to increase your profile and competitive advantage.
 
Andrew brings over 20 years’ experience working in the area of corporate sustainability integration and is a licensed Certified Energy Advisor with NRCan, working in British Columbia. This will enable him to offer insight and tips to builders on successfully—and cost effectively—building to BUILT GREEN® certification.
 
And we believe his expertise will also drive more business to Certified Energy Advisors working hard for their builders and supporting Built Green Canada. Andrew is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Certified Energy Advisors, committed to the integrity of his fellow CEAs and the residential building sector—all of this for a more sustainable province. If you would like to contact Andrew directly to set up a meeting, please do so. He may be reached at 604.418.1400 or by email at amacdonald@builtgreencanada.ca.
 
Renovations Program: Seeking Industry Input
Built Green Canada is reviewing our Renovations Program. As such, a provisional Renovations Advisory Group has been assembled, comprised of renovators and industry professionals who are actually doing renovations—this in keeping with Built Green’s underlying belief in engaging with industry. The group is reviewing the BUILT GREEN® Renovations Checklist, with input from industry from various geographic regions, alongside the Technical Standards Committee, for recommendations on revisions to ensure relevancy, rigour, and program integrity are maintained. Should you be interested in participating or providing feedback, please contact Built Green Canada.