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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.
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.
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..
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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