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Built Green continues to grow interest with Calgary's new home buyersFriday, January 27, 2017
Calgary and area builders enrolled more single-family homes in the Built Green Canada program in 2016 than a year earlier. The third-party certification program uses a checklist to measure a home’s...
Year-End Updates: BUILT GREEN® Portal & Canada Green Homes Clarity & 2017 Checklist UpdatesThursday, December 1, 2016
Subsequent to industry input, alongside the Technical Standards Committee and the Board of Directors, we’ve made updates to the 2017 checklists.
High Density Checklist 2017Thursday, December 1, 2016
Subsequent to industry input, alongside the Technical Standards Committee and the Board of Directors, we've made updates to the 2017 checklists, outlined below.
Single Family Checklist 2017Thursday, December 1, 2016
Subsequent to industry input, alongside the Technical Standards Committee and the Board of Directors, we've made updates to the 2017 checklists.
Automatic Partial Mortgage Loan Insurance + Reno PilotMonday, November 14, 2016
Automatic Partial Mortgage Loan Insurance for BUILT GREEN® Homes and Built Green Canada Renovation Program Pilot Launch information here.
Built Green Canada Q3 Newsletter 2016Monday, October 31, 2016
Please find key updates from our third quarter.
Built Green Canada Launches Renovation Program PilotMonday, October 31, 2016
Edmonton, AB, October 31, 2016—coinciding with Renovation Month, Built Green Canada launches its Renovation Program Pilot and encourages trials during this phase. The changes announced in October surrounding Canada’s mortgage rules puts new limits...
BUILT GREEN® Sponsor Featured: All Weather WindowsTuesday, October 25, 2016
All Weather Windows is Canada’s largest privately owned window and door manufacturer—they’re also both a BUILT GREEN® Product Catalogue contributor and a BUILT GREEN® Bronze level sponsor, showing tremendous commitment to sustainable development.
2016 BUILT GREEN® Single Family Checklist with ERS v.15Friday, October 21, 2016
Further to our previous communications, we want to provide an update on the new EnerGuide Rating System v.15, as it pertains to BUILT GREEN® Single Family home certification. As previously communicated, Built Green Canada is updating our requirements...
Rededication of three single family houses form 16-unit sustainable townhomes, with retention of 1920’s façade Wednesday, October 19, 2016
After spending time in the mid-2000s buying and renovating homes, Dave deBruyn became increasingly aware of the waste going into dumpsters. “We challenged ourselves to minimize waste and increase the material recycled with every project we did."
Greener Homes takes home provincial Green Home AwardTuesday, October 18, 2016
The residential building industry recently gathered at Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Alberta BUILD 2016 annual conference to focus on the past, present, and future—and to celebrate the accomplishments of volunteers, builders, and renovators.
Built Green Canada Supports Ft. McMurray RebuildMonday, August 22, 2016
Edmonton, AB, August 22, 2016—In light of the unimaginable destruction of the Ft. McMurray wildfires and subsequent flooding that has left thousands of Albertans displaced, Built Green Canada is working to support the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Built Green Canada Q2 Newsletter 2016Thursday, July 28, 2016
Find key updates from our second quarter in our Q2 2016 Newsletter.
The Shire adopts greener approachSaturday, July 23, 2016
The Shire condominium development is taking a greener approach to building and living in Saanich seriously. The 90-unit project at 1016 Inverness Rd., at the corner of Quadra Street, is being built to meet the requirements for Built Green Gold...
Bowness draws back neighbours to make new home at ArriveFriday, July 22, 2016
Geoff Peterson has glowing memories of growing up in Bowness. He looks back fondly on family outings at Bowness Park and his first job, helping people carry out plants and potting soil from Sunnyside Garden Centre. Now, Peterson is heading back to the...
The Hills at Charlesworth sustainable communityMonday, July 25, 2016
The Hills at Charlesworth, a new development by Beaverbrook Communities in Southeast Edmonton, saw its official grand opening Saturday, June 25 complete with a formal ribbon cutting at the community’s Sustainability Plaza—reflecting this new community’s f
A Broader View: Making Sustainability a Focus with BucciWednesday, July 20, 2016
In Canada, we’re privileged to have a vast amount of space to build our cities. But here too, in some places we’ve begun to...
Responding to Market Demand: Inspired by ChildrenWednesday, July 20, 2016
In the Lower Mainland, developers are feeling the crunch: build beyond the minimum code requirements or fail to meet market demand. While consumers and municipalities increasingly are looking for developers to go beyond minimum requirements in their...
Energy efficiency earns a bigger discount with CMHC-insured financingTuesday, July 19, 2016
Potential buyers have a new reason for turning to a home with energy-saving features. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. has increased its Green Home premium refund to as much as 25 per cent, depending on the level of energy efficiency in the home, says t
Built Green Canada Launches Third Annual Challenge to MunicipalitiesWednesday, June 8, 2016
Edmonton, AB, June 8, 2016—Concurrent to National Environment Week, Built Green Canada issued its third annual challenge to municipalities across the country to encourage sustainable building policies.
City of Edmonton’s Energy Transition StrategyWednesday, June 1, 2016
Across Canada, Edmonton is rapidly becoming known as an energy sustainable city. Over the past decade, The City of Edmonton has launched innovative community projects that conserve energy, use energy more efficiently, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)...
Built Green Canada Q1 Newsletter 2016Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Please find key updates from our first quarter, including: Partners Development Group: Beyond Status Quo; Orcas: The Inspiration Behind Blackfish Homes & New Board Chair; Founding Member, Jayman BUILT’s New Performance Specs; 2016 Board of Directors...
Orcas: The inspiration behind Blackfish Homes & Built Green Canada Board ChairMonday, May 16, 2016
British Columbia’s Johnstone Strait, north of Vancouver Island, is home to 150 orcas...
Partners Development Group: Beyond Status QuoMonday, May 16, 2016
If your point of reference is their “Arrive Home” website—a departure from those who insist on their company name as their website address—you know you’re looking at a builder focused on creating homes, not just building houses.
Riviera in Riversong is 'like finding a vacation in your own town'Friday, May 6, 2016
Riviera in Riversong is a natural fit for the Ferguson family. Its serene setting by the Bow River, numerous amenities for enjoying the outdoors and the chance to live in both a home and community equipped for energy efficiency were all attractions for th
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