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Year-End Updates 3: New Training OpportunitiesFriday, December 11, 2015
Built Green Canada is delighted to announce its newly formed relationship with Blue House Energy, a company committed to the delivery of online, on-demand courses in building science and energy efficiency.
Year-End Updates 2: Program NewsFriday, December 11, 2015
Program Updates: New BUILT GREEN® Portal; High Density Enrolment “Maximum” Fees Increase—Per-Unit Costs Remain As Is; Renovation Program; Reinstatement of EnerGuide Rating to BUILT GREEN® Certification Alongside New ERS V. 15.0— Coming Late 2016.
Belvedere’s trajectory: from brown field to a sustainable communityMonday, December 14, 2015
Belvedere is a residential neighbourhood in north east Edmonton that began making its mark near the turn of the century. Residential development began in Belvedere before the end of World War II.
The Evolution of Infill in EdmontonMonday, January 11, 2016
The City of Edmonton’s Executive Committee met in early December to continue progressing associated plans, policies, and strategies—and the objections associated with infill.
Small town energy efficiency program is simple by designWednesday, January 13, 2016
All Carl Lauren wanted to do was promote the construction of energy efficient homes. It sounded easy enough.
Year-End Updates 1: 2016 Checklists + GuidesThursday, December 10, 2015
Year-End Update: 2016 BUILT GREEN® Single Family and High Density Checklists & Guides
Reaching the platinum standard in living greenFriday, December 4, 2015
Going platinum typically refers to soaring success in the music business. But for Reno and Lory Volpi’s inner-city home, it’s a high note of a different kind.
Alberta’s New Building Code Changes will see increased energy efficiencyFriday, September 18, 2015
Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter and with this, shorter days and cooler air. Builders and homeowners alike turn their attention to this time of change and all that goes with this.
Celebrating Builder Excellence in Alberta: Sustainable Building without CompromiseTuesday, October 20, 2015
The residential building industry recently gathered at Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Alberta BUILD 2015 annual conference to focus on the past, present, and future—and to acknowledge volunteers, builders, and renovators.
Built Green Canada Q3 Newsletter 2015Thursday, October 29, 2015
Enclosed please find updates from our third quarter.
Sustainable Building Practices: Growth ContinuesWednesday, November 18, 2015
Despite a contracted economy, BUILT GREEN® builders are to be applauded for their steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices. There’s growing recognition of the benefits of sustainable building for both the builder and the homeowner.
AGM, 2015 Checklist Deadline, HD Enrolment & Membership FeesWednesday, February 10, 2016
The Built Green Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at Excel Homes, in Calgary, on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
SunRidge Sets Bar for Sustainable Communities in CanadaWednesday, February 17, 2016
Public discourse and expectations around environmental sustainability have become pervasive across industries and government. As a result, municipalities are finding creative ways to embrace sustainable practices within the communities they serve.
City of Edmonton’s Energy Transition StrategyWednesday, June 1, 2016
Across Canada, Edmonton is rapidly becoming known as an energy sustainable city. Over the past decade, The City of Edmonton has launched innovative community projects that conserve energy, use energy more efficiently, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)...
Built Green Canada Q1 Newsletter 2016Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Please find key updates from our first quarter, including: Partners Development Group: Beyond Status Quo; Orcas: The Inspiration Behind Blackfish Homes & New Board Chair; Founding Member, Jayman BUILT’s New Performance Specs; 2016 Board of Directors...
Built Green Canada Launches Third Annual Challenge to MunicipalitiesWednesday, June 8, 2016
Edmonton, AB, June 8, 2016—Concurrent to National Environment Week, Built Green Canada issued its third annual challenge to municipalities across the country to encourage sustainable building policies.
Energy efficiency earns a bigger discount with CMHC-insured financingTuesday, July 19, 2016
Potential buyers have a new reason for turning to a home with energy-saving features. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. has increased its Green Home premium refund to as much as 25 per cent, depending on the level of energy efficiency in the home, says t
Responding to Market Demand: Inspired by ChildrenWednesday, July 20, 2016
In the Lower Mainland, developers are feeling the crunch: build beyond the minimum code requirements or fail to meet market demand. While consumers and municipalities increasingly are looking for developers to go beyond minimum requirements in their...
Orcas: The inspiration behind Blackfish Homes & Built Green Canada Board ChairMonday, May 16, 2016
British Columbia’s Johnstone Strait, north of Vancouver Island, is home to 150 orcas...
Partners Development Group: Beyond Status QuoMonday, May 16, 2016
If your point of reference is their “Arrive Home” website—a departure from those who insist on their company name as their website address—you know you’re looking at a builder focused on creating homes, not just building houses.
Built Green Canada Q4 Newsletter 2015Thursday, February 18, 2016
Please find key updates from our fourth quarter in our Q4 2015 Newsletter.
Built Green sees Calgary builders remain committed to sustainable buildingFriday, April 8, 2016
While Built Green Canada has had fewer enrolments for homes in the Calgary area this year, a program official says this doesn’t reflect the importance builders are placing on energy efficiency.
Energy efficiency and extra space key motivators for move up to larger townhomeFriday, May 6, 2016
They’ve only been living in their new place for four months, but Sareena Ruda and Samir Dhalla are already noticing the welcome difference on their monthly utility bills.
Riviera in Riversong is 'like finding a vacation in your own town'Friday, May 6, 2016
Riviera in Riversong is a natural fit for the Ferguson family. Its serene setting by the Bow River, numerous amenities for enjoying the outdoors and the chance to live in both a home and community equipped for energy efficiency were all attractions for th
A Broader View: Making Sustainability a Focus with BucciWednesday, July 20, 2016
In Canada, we’re privileged to have a vast amount of space to build our cities. But here too, in some places we’ve begun to...
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