Our Guiding Principles

The program is voluntary.

Builder and Renovator members participate in the BUILT GREEN® program because it provides learning opportunities for continuous improvement in serving not only their customers, but the environment. It’s a matter of making the right stewardship choice.

Training is essential.

All Builder and Renovator members must be trained in BUILT GREEN® practices, policies and procedures prior to building their BUILT GREEN® projects.

Built Green is flexible and affordable.

The BUILT GREEN® programs take into account a variety of climates, and offers four different levels of building that allow builders, renovators and consumers to make the best choice for their budgets.

Built Green is not cost prohibitive.

By providing training, supplier relationships and the four different levels of achievement (bronze, silver, gold and platinum), the BUILT GREEN® program ensures successful participation based on three things: Cost-Effective Housing; Healthier Housing; and Housing that has a lower impact on the Environment.

Third party certification is critical.

Built Green Canada conducts regular reviews of each builder and renovator to ensure that they are maintaining the integrity of the program. If builders and/or renovators do not comply with Built Green Canada's standards, corrective action is taken in terms of training and coaching.