News & Info

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Wednesday, 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...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Westman recognized the coming “sea change” in the building industry’s growing size and sophistication...

Tuesday, 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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

2015 BUILT GREEN® Single Family Checklist revised; new delivery contact for BC market; new small builder fee.

Tuesday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In 2011, Bedrock Homes responded to demand for energy efficiency and green options for homeowners. After researching green building...

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...

Wednesday, 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...

Tuesday, 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.

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.

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...

Thursday, 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...

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..

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.

Monday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Friday, July 18, 2014

For the past 12 years Tyee Homes has developed into a company that provides complete design and construction services...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Coinciding with National Environment Week, Built Green Canada issues a challenge to municipalities across...

Wednesday, 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...

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.

The Canadian Business Network has published an article on the benefits of participating in the BUILT GREEN® Program.

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