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Program Updates: 2018 High Density ChecklistThursday, December 14, 2017
There are no significant updates to the 2018 BUILT GREEN® HD checklist; however, we've outlined new checklist items as well as those checklist items that have modified. Program updates are informed by building code, the Technical Standards Committee...
Program Updates: 2018 Single Family ChecklistThursday, December 14, 2017
There are no significant updates to the 2018 BUILT GREEN® SF checklist; however, we've outlined new checklist items as well as those checklist items that have modified. Program updates are informed by building code, the Technical Standards Committee...
Built Green Canada Q4 Newsletter 2017Thursday, February 22, 2018
Built Green Canada Q4 Newsletter 2017. Please find key updates from our fourth quarter, including...
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....
Built Green Canada partners with the City of Edmonton for EnerGuide rebatesFriday, November 17, 2017
Built Green Canada and the City of Edmonton have partnered to offer a rebate for BUILT GREEN® builders through the City’s “Spot the Difference” program.
Built Green Canada Q3 Newsletter 2017Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Built Green Canada Q3 Newsletter 2017. Please find key updates from our third quarter, including...
British Pacific Properties Awarded Innovation Points for Water ConservationThursday, July 20, 2017
Passionate builders are looking for ways to keep their projects smart and sustainable—we love that. In an effort to encourage...
Built Green Canada Q2 Newsletter 2017Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Built Green Canada Q2 Newsletter 2017. Please find key updates from our second quarter, including...
Bump in Calgary-area Built Green homes reflects early days of economic stabilitySaturday, July 22, 2017
A national third-party certification program that rates the level of energy-efficiency in homes saw a stronger uptake from Calgary and area builders six months into 2017 than the same time a year ago.
Partners Development Group’s Innovative Partnership with Attainable Homes Delivers Two-FoldWednesday, September 6, 2017
There is widespread public concern as affordable housing stock continues to shrink in Canada. Extensive work is underway in the public and private sectors to address...
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...
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.
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 Q1 Newsletter 2018Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Built Green Canada Q1 Newsletter 2018. Please find key updates from our first quarter, including...
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.
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