For the love of green!

Sustainability event kicks off Edmonton’s Green Home Guide


November 16, 2013 - The City of Edmonton launches its new Green Home Guide at the Buy Build Reno Retro event on Sunday, November 17 at MacEwan University’s Robbins Health Learning Centre (10910 104 Ave).


The Green Home Guide provides easy-to-read background information on various energy efficiency improvements and green features that are possible in today’s residential market (both new and resale).


“The Green Home Guide is an important part of Edmonton’s ongoing effort to become a sustainable and resilient city,” says Peter Ohm, Branch Manager of the City of Edmonton’s Urban Planning and Environment.


The free event at MacEwan, which features a series of speakers and a tradeshow, is designed to help people learn the best and most cost-effective ways to make their current or future home healthier, more energy-efficient and more valuable.


Sponsors of the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., include the City of Edmonton, Communitas Group, MacEwan University, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, CaGBC, BuiltGreen, Habitat Studio, Eco Ammo, C-returns and Homelife.


“Sustainability can be simple, but always rewarding,” says Brian Scott, Co-op Development Director at Communitas. “We want people to know that anyone can use the knowledge and practices learned at the Buy Build Reno Retro event in their own lives and homes.”


For more information on the Buy Build Reno Retro event and for a schedule of speakers and to register, please visit


For more information on Edmonton’s Green Home Guide, please visit


For more information:

Maya Filipovic
Corporate Communications


Communications Advisor





Kat Fabien
Cooperative Communication
Buy Build Reno Retro


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