Become a Member

Built Green Canada offers builder and supporting members the opportunity to show leadership in sustainability, differentiate themselves in the marketplace, and create goodwill within and for the construction sector. The programs are substantially less to participate in financially and are easier to administer than many other programs, offering four levels of certification, which means the builder can work with the consumer to customize their home based on budgets and priorities.

 

Benefits of membership

Benefits of certifying your builds

Benefits for homeowners

 

Become a member or Pay your membership

Types of Members
  • Builders are those responsible for the design, creation, and construction of housing. $500 plus tax / year
  • Small Builders are those who are under five million (asking price totals) with less than 10 homes total per year. For verification of small builder status, you're required to provide documentation that supports your eligibility—accepted documents include warranty forms, permits applications, or other related documentation, such as a non-notarized statutory declaration acknowledging related companies and that their volume is under five million a year. $250 plus tax / year
  • Supporting members are those responsible for products or services they sell or provide for housing construction. 

    $250 plus tax / year
Fees are based on a calendar year and may be prorated, depending on the time of year they're processed.

    Builder/Renovator Member Criteria

    As a Builder/Renovator, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Membership with a professional builders’ association, as approved by Built Green Canada.
    • Adherence to the organization’s professional code of ethics for members. 
    • Up-to-date on training requirements.
    • Membership with a home warranty program (renovator excluded).
    • A minimum of one home certification enrolment per year, unless exempted by Built Green Canada.
    • Annual membership has been paid with Built Green Canada.
    Supporting Member Criteria

    As a Supporting Member, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Demonstrates support of the certification programs—e.g. office signage displays the BUILT GREEN® logo;
    • Demonstrates commitment to sustainability through business practices, including (must meet three):
        • an environmental policy defining company commitment (must include office recycling program and energy efficient lighting);
        • open communication about environmental practices and performance—e.g. includes signage to reinforce the environmental policy in the office;
        • investment in staff’s professional development by covering the cost of BUILT GREEN® training;
        • encouragement for carpooling, public transit, and cycling to and from work;
        • supporting public transit and cycling during the workday by covering costs of public transportation and/or ensuring bicycle storage;
        • a hybrid or energy-efficient vehicle (relevant only to company vehicles);
        • promotion of improved environmental performance by setting expectations for business partners and seeking business relationships with organizations that share a commitment to sustainability;
        • commitment to environmental sustainability in other ways not included herein.
    • Meets the conditions of membership, as may be set from time to time;
    • Annual membership has been paid with Built Green Canada.