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Built Green Canada Q1 Newsletter 2018Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Built Green Canada Q1 Newsletter 2018. Please find key updates from our first quarter, including...
All Weather Windows Remains Among First to Offer V-Weld Technology WindowsWednesday, May 2, 2018
While demand for sustainably built homes increases, new building code regulations focus on improved energy performance requirements, and affordability is high on everyone’s agenda—industry continues to lead the way with progressive, sustainable building..
Built Green Canada Issues Fifth Annual Challenge to MunicipalitiesWednesday, June 6, 2018
Industry leads the way in climate mitigation ahead of regulation, while all orders of government increase commitment to sustainable building. Concurrent with National Environment Week...
BUILT GREEN® Technical Workshop: Building Envelope, Mechanical Heating Systems, and HRVsThursday, June 14, 2018
You’re invited to our BUILT GREEN® Technical Workshop, as industry readies itself for the incoming BC Building Code and moves toward more sustainably built homes.
Built Green sees dip in Calgary enrolments in line with less new constructionFriday, July 27, 2018
While fewer homes in the Calgary area have been enrolled in the Built Green Canada program this year, the setback can be linked to factors impacting the housing market, overall, says its CEO.
The Armory Goes Platinum Monday, April 30, 2018
If you were to walk through Calgary’s historic Currie community—formerly Currie Barracks—you would find a four story, 58-unit condo by the name of The Armory. Builder, Cove Properties incorporated a brick-and-mortar exterior, this in keeping with...
Residential Building Industry’s Leadership in Climate Change Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Built Green Canada shines a light on builders’ sustainable practices. March 5 – 7 saw the City of Edmonton host the inaugural Cities and Climate Change Science Conference at the Shaw Conference Centre...
Built Green Canada Reaches Milestone in Certified HomesThursday, February 22, 2018
As 2017 wrapped up and Built Green moved forward with year-end closing procedures, the organization surpassed a milestone of 30,000 single family projects being certified and including the units in high density projects, the total was over 33,830.
Saskatchewan's first Built Green community takes shapeTuesday, March 27, 2018
For a new development outside Regina, green is the colour and environmental sustainability is the aim. Autumn Ridge Estates by Dakine Home Builders is a residential subdivision located seven minutes north of Regina....
CTV’s Homes & Lifestyle Series includes Green Homes SegmentWednesday, February 21, 2018
CTV aired an episode focused on green homes as part of their Homes & Lifestyle series. This reflects the growing focus on climate change mitigation, as sustainability themes pepper mainstream media, industry, and academic journals; meanwhile...
BUILT GREEN® Technical Workshop: North ShoreTuesday, April 10, 2018
You’re invited to our BUILT GREEN® Technical Workshop on April 23, as industry readies itself for the incoming BC Building Code – Step 3, coming into effect on July 1st on the North Shore.
A steady, deliberate approach to sustainable building Wednesday, August 1, 2018
With the new millennium, forecasted concerns over computer bugs, financial chaos, and even drinking water shortages were alleviated. Back then, geopolitical events and natural disasters directly and indirectly contributed to the global energy crisis...
Weathering tariffs in the building industryThursday, August 2, 2018
While the economy slowly but steadily improves, mounting tariffs from our neighbours have many choosing to re-double their commitment to Canadian products. All the while, there are companies committed to being socially responsible...
Built Green Canada takes step forward in water conservationThursday, November 8, 2018
Built Green Canada has partnered with the Green Builder® Coalition to bring performance-based water efficiency to Canada through its third-party certification programs’ water conservation section.
Inclusionary Housing: Built Green Waives Fees in Support of Affordable Housing and Builders Wednesday, October 24, 2018
For years, the call for affordable housing has been getting louder. While a number of municipalities across the country already have inclusionary housing regulations or guidelines in place, others are looking at how to shape the policies they will adopt.
Finding a path through Canada’s energy-efficiency certification programs: Part ThreeTuesday, November 27, 2018
Canadian Contractor’s review of certifiable energy-efficiency and sustainable building programs in Canada concludes (for now) with a look at Built Green, a builder-driven program that goes beyond mere energy-efficiency.
Program Updates: 2019 Single Family ChecklistTuesday, December 4, 2018
As we near the end of 2018, we want to provide you with a summary of what’s new / changed in our 2019 BUILT GREEN® Single Family Program Checklist. We’ve added a number of new checklist items, providing you with new opportunities...
Program Updates: 2019 High Density ChecklistTuesday, December 4, 2018
As we near the end of 2018, we want to provide you with a summary of what’s new / changed in our 2019 BUILT GREEN® High Density Program Checklist.
Built Green Canada Q3 Newsletter 2018Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Built Green Canada Q3 Newsletter 2018. Please find key updates from our third quarter, including...
Dakine Homes builds first BUILT GREEN® certified lottery showhome in SaskatchewanMonday, October 22, 2018
Hospitals of Regina Foundation Home Lottery campaign is in full swing with more than 1,000 prizes, including the grand prize of a $1.1 million showhome plus $30,000 cash...
Built Green Canada Q2 Newsletter 2018Thursday, August 2, 2018
Built Green Canada Q2 Newsletter 2018. Please find key updates from our second quarter, including...
New 84-unit seniors housing in Saanich constructed to Built Green standardsFriday, August 17, 2018
The much-anticipated Mount Douglas Manor affordable housing development on Arrow Road has neared the completion of the framing stage. Designed by Number Ten Architecture to Built Green standards, the three-storey, 84-unit building is...
Residential builders seek affordable, time-saving solutionsThursday, October 11, 2018
As building code, consumer demand, and in many cases builder leadership, propel the residential building industry towards producing more efficient homes in a constricted market, affordable, sustainable building solutions are highly sought after.
Humility drives culture of progress and innovationWednesday, October 17, 2018
As building code continues to ramp up, some builders face the more stringent regulations with confidence. In the case of Maskeen Group of Companies, their enthusiasm for innovative technologies and their participation in a third-party home certification..
Program Updates: 2019 High Density Renovation ChecklistTuesday, December 4, 2018
Built Green Canada has been working on the last several months on a High Density Renovation and has three projects enrolled in this pilot. The new Renovation Program in pilot phase maintains the same seven categories...
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