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Healthy Homes: Jayman makes strong commitment to sustainabilitySaturday, January 24, 2015
Marco St. Arnaud had looked into retrofitting his first home to make it more sustainable, but it wasn't worth the time and effort. Instead, the 34-year-old oilfield welder started over with a new house in the community of Summerside, choosing to go...
Built Green Canada Q4 2014 NewsletterWednesday, January 21, 2015
Please find key updates from our fourth quarter, including increased performance regulations and declining oil prices to drive innovation and competitiveness, the BUILT GREEN® advantage, the essential role of a Certified Energy Advisor, why building...
AGM, EnerGuide Files, Liaison in BC, & Reno ProgramWednesday, 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...
Built Green sees 'massive' growth in CalgaryFriday, February 13, 2015
A certification program for environmentally responsible homes saw soaring growth from Calgary and area builders last year. Built Green Canada...
Space for a family of four to growFriday, March 20, 2015
A spacious two-car garage, energy-efficient features and a handy home office helped Arrive at Evanston earn top marks with a young family of four.
An Industry Statesman: Driving an Industry toward SustainabilityWednesday, January 14, 2015
Westman recognized the coming “sea change” in the building industry’s growing size and sophistication...
Reach Out to Green-Minded BuyersTuesday, January 6, 2015
The decision to offer homes that are high-performance, energy-efficient, non-toxic, sustainable--whatever the preferred term--involves many considerations and builders must weigh expenses and impediments against potential benefits.
The Built Green advantageWednesday, November 5, 2014
As the industry faces incoming building code changes, for the first time energy has been directly addressed — and that means escalating costs to build a home. At the same time, builders will move to a more even playing field with the increased...
2015 Checklists & Program Delivery in BC ChangeTuesday, December 2, 2014
The 2015 Single Family Checklist final version is enclosed and has also been posted on Canada Green Homes and the BUILT GREEN® portal.
Moving Sustainability to a higher levelTuesday, December 16, 2014
With keen interest, we’ve watched and participated in consultations driven by the City of Edmonton on secondary suites, garage suites, and garden suites.
2015 Single Family Checklist Update, 2015 Guides, New Delivery Contact for BC Market, & New Small Builder FeeFriday, December 19, 2014
2015 BUILT GREEN® Single Family Checklist revised; new delivery contact for BC market; new small builder fee.
Landmark Homes Win National SAM AwardFriday, April 3, 2015
BUILT GREEN® builder the winner of the top Green Home Award by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National.
Built Green Canada Q1 2015 NewsletterThursday, April 23, 2015
Please find key updates from our first quarter, including: Need Help with the New Building Code; The Benefit of Building BUILT GREEN® & Your Association with Built Green; Training Opportunities; Georgie Awards® Reflect an Industry that Continues to...
Built Green Canada Q2 2015 NewsletterThursday, July 16, 2015
Please find key updates from our second quarter, including: Built Green Canada Launches Second Challenge to Municipalities; The Numbers Keep Growing; 50% of Canadian Homebuyers Say Home Certification Is a Must; Need Help with the New Building Code?...
Healthier homes during the allergy season and beyond Friday, June 26, 2015
While the City of Edmonton recently decided to postpone the pesticide ban for two more years, they do use a variety of integrated Pest Management programs to manage a range of pests including weeds, tree pests, and other plant diseases. The first choice i
Lifestyle Homes launches 50-plus villa complex in Drake LandingMonday, July 20, 2015
The first villas by Lifestyle Homes are designed to keep neighbours connected and cut costs on monthly energy bills. The Parkhouses is a boutique 31-unit development for buyers who are 50 years and older. Prices start from the low $500,000s.
More Calgary buyers seeking new homes with Built Green certificationMonday, July 27, 2015
A program that measures the energy efficiency in materials and methods behind new homes has seen an uptick in activity from Calgary builders this year. Built Green Canada is an industry-driven program that uses a checklist to measure a home’s level...
Owens Corning and Built Green Canada Technical WorkshopFriday, August 28, 2015
Owens Corning and Built Green Canada present a BUILT GREEN® Technical Workshop on insulation products.
Gold-standard energy efficiency in a jewel of a home Wednesday, June 24, 2015
With Landmark Homes’ new inner-city duplex, luxurious open and airy spaces in clean modern lines take centre stage.
Why Building Green MattersTuesday, June 9, 2015
Home owners are increasingly thinking “green” when planning their home renovations and builds. From reducing their water consumption and annual heating costs to using more environmentally-friendly construction products, home owners are looking for new...
Built Green program sees slight dip in Q1Friday, May 1, 2015
Fewer homes in the Calgary area were enrolled through Built Green Canada over the first quarter of 2015, but the group behind the program says its encouraged by the commitment from city builders this year.
Fallen Oil Prices Not Deterring Innovation in the Residential Building SectorFriday, May 1, 2015
Despite fallen oil prices and the uncertainty this has created in the marketplace, March 2015 saw continued growth of residential prices for the Edmonton Census...
Built Green Canada Launches Second Challenge to MunicipalitiesWednesday, June 3, 2015
Edmonton, AB, June 3, 2015—Parallel to National Environment Week, Built Green Canada issued its second annual challenge to municipalities across the country to encourage sustainable building policies.
City of Edmonton Once Again Shows Leadership in Sustainable Building PracticesFriday, June 5, 2015
May 6 marked another milestone for the City of Edmonton as their newest development was rolled out. Laurel Green is a south east residential development that will require builders to comply with the Sustainability and Architectural Design...
Another Milestone for Habitat’s largest development in Canadian historyMonday, August 31, 2015
Habitat for Humanity Edmonton celebrated another six-plex dedication on July 30 at Neufeld Landing—Habitat for Humanity Edmonton’s largest build to-date and the largest Habitat development in Canadian history. The day was marked with six more families...
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