Advanced Building Technologies
Our programs encourage the use of advanced building technologies, helping the home work as a system, or a sum of its parts. Looking at everything from site orientation, building materials, HVAC equipment, windows, plumbing, and builder practices is part of how Built Green guides builders towards using the latest technologies to ensure higher durability, lower environmental impact, and increased comfort in BUILT GREEN® builds.
We are committed to ongoing improvements and encouraging innovation; points may be rewarded in all of our certification programs for innovative features—learn more.
We offer programs for Single Family (including Net Zero+), Single Family Renovations, High Density (including multi-storey, residential tower, and mixed-use), High Density Renovations and Communities. These take a holistic approach that includes energy efficiency as a key focus and go on to other critical aspects of sustainable building—like materials and methods, water conservation, and waste management.
We label homes that have met the compliance requirements around energy performance as well as six other key areas of sustainability outlined in Built Green's programs, guided by program checklists.
Certification recognizes the authenticity of a project, offering third-party verification to the energy efficiency and green features of the build. There are levels of achievement—Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum—each requiring incremental increases in both energy performance scores and overall checklist points.
Supporting Our Builders
We are committed to supporting our builders and ensuring the successful certification of their projects. Built Green provides affordable, online training—and we can provide builders with further assistance, including technical advice and on-the-ground support from other experience builders and industry professionals.
We believe training is essential, and ongoing training updates is part of our builder and renovator membership criteria. We offer affordable, online training options.