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Benefits are not always visible: green homes are healthy homesThursday, May 22, 2014
We often hear homebuyers asking for information on the benefits of buying a “greener” built home. The fact of the matter is this: the visible signs may be difficult—in some cases impossible—to see.
Built Green welcomes its first Saskatchewan-based builder Thursday, May 1, 2014
With Built Green’s expansion announcement into Saskatchewan and Manitoba late in 2013, the organization welcomed its first Saskatchewan-based builder early in the New Year. Dakine Home Builders Inc. is an established custom residential homebuilder.
Built Green Canada on Better Building Practices
The Canadian Business Network has published an article on the benefits of participating in the BUILT GREEN® Program.
Genworth's Energy Efficiency Program
Through our Energy-Efficient Housing Program, home buyers purchasing an energy-efficient home or making energy saving renovations are now eligible for significant premium savings when Genworth insurance is obtained.
Champions of ChangeWednesday, June 4, 2014
“Champions of Change” is this year’s theme for Habitat for Humanity’s National Conference & Annual General Meeting hosted in Alberta May 22 – 24. The conference brought together the organization’s 65 affiliates from across Canada and welcomed...
Builder Feature: Sustainability Fully RealizedThursday, April 24, 2014
So what’s sustainability? Technically, it’s the process of using without depleting and...
Built Green Canada Q1 2014 NewsletterWednesday, April 9, 2014
Enviromatics Group Ltd.Thursday, February 6, 2014
Pals Geomatics Corp. are pleased to announce that effective 28 February 2014, they will transfer ownership of Pals Enviromatics Corp. and its subsidiary company Enervision – Healthy Housing Choices to Enviromatics Group Ltd.
Launch of new online training moduleWednesday, February 19, 2014
Built Green Canada launches new online training module: Training offers accessibility, convenience, and program-specific orientation.
Grand Opening of first multi-family building in the region to achieve BUILT GREEN® Platinum Wednesday, February 19, 2014
E Y Properties Ltd. is proud to announce the official opening of Herons Landing and The Ardea, two rental only buildings on the corner of Tillicum and Burnside on February 20, 2014.
Builder Feature: Homeowner discovers the benefits of green buildingTuesday, March 25, 2014
“I was not aware that it was Built Green—that wasn’t something I was thinking about,” says Michael Herhaus, homeowner at the Winsome Hill community in Kelowna, BC. Soon after moving in, however, he came to appreciate the benefits.
Built Green Canada Launches Challenge to MunicipalitiesWednesday, June 4, 2014
Coinciding with National Environment Week, Built Green Canada issues a challenge to municipalities across...
Driving Change in the East KootenaysFriday, July 18, 2014
For the past 12 years Tyee Homes has developed into a company that provides complete design and construction services...
If you’re considering building a green home Thursday, October 2, 2014
Purchasing a BUILT GREEN® home offers many benefits—a healthier, more durable home with a lower environmental impact, affordability, and choices on “green” features.
From parking lot to sustainable condo Thursday, October 2, 2014
The City of Edmonton’s Evolving Infill Team wrapped up its engagement period in June and is now preparing its final Infill Action Plan for presentation to City Council later this summer. Evolving Infill is a new project to support residential infill...
Reducing the Cost with Windows and DoorsTuesday, October 7, 2014
Like Built Green Canada, All Weather Windows is a company that got its start in Alberta. And like Built Green Canada, All Weather Windows has a strong commitment to the environment—which makes the two companies natural partners.
Built Green Canada Q3 2014 NewsletterWednesday, October 8, 2014
Please find key updates from our third quarter, including affordable green building & suggested cost savings, promotional ideas, Leading by Example, improving your online presence with us, program updates, including the 2015 Single Family Checklist...
Spreading the Word: Celebrating Builders’ Excellence Monday, October 20, 2014
While industry associations are common across any number of sectors, and their equity occasionally comes into question, those on the outside do not always have the opportunity to hear of the successes celebrated within an industry and those who make...
Greening Your Cleaning RoutineThursday, September 25, 2014
Regular dust busting and de-greasing are important to any well-maintained home. But it’s also critical to keep your home as eco-friendly as possible. With hundreds of brands and products in the supermarket and big box stores, it may feel impossible...
Built Green Canada and the new building code changes Thursday, October 2, 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 regulations..
2015 Single Family Checklist: Revised Checklist and Trials Now in ProgressThursday, August 14, 2014
August 14, 2014—the Single Family Checklist Public Consultation Process has completed its first phase, which focused on industry input. We extended our initial deadline of this phase to ensure industry feedback was as comprehensive as possible.
Green to the CoreThursday, June 26, 2014
Excel Homes is green to the core, with a culture that embraces sustainability as a way of doing business—from the inside out.
Green Homes Save MoneyMonday, July 7, 2014
New national president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, Bard Golightly, is increasingly concerned about the affordability of owning a home and its impact on homeownership prospects for younger Canadians.
Why Building Green Matters to Your Health Thursday, September 25, 2014
When you hear the term ‘Green Buildings’ the first thought that comes to mind most likely pertains to the environment. And while green buildings are absolutely concerned with the preservation and health of the environment, there’s more to it.
Bedrock Homes: Green is the New Norm Tuesday, October 21, 2014
In 2011, Bedrock Homes responded to demand for energy efficiency and green options for homeowners. After researching green building...
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