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Energy efficiency and extra space key motivators for move up to larger townhomeFriday, May 6, 2016
They’ve only been living in their new place for four months, but Sareena Ruda and Samir Dhalla are already noticing the welcome difference on their monthly utility bills.
Built Green sees Calgary builders remain committed to sustainable buildingFriday, April 8, 2016
While Built Green Canada has had fewer enrolments for homes in the Calgary area this year, a program official says this doesn’t reflect the importance builders are placing on energy efficiency.
Built Green Canada Q4 Newsletter 2015Thursday, February 18, 2016
Please find key updates from our fourth quarter in our Q4 2015 Newsletter.
SunRidge Sets Bar for Sustainable Communities in CanadaWednesday, February 17, 2016
Public discourse and expectations around environmental sustainability have become pervasive across industries and government. As a result, municipalities are finding creative ways to embrace sustainable practices within the communities they serve.
AGM, 2015 Checklist Deadline, HD Enrolment & Membership FeesWednesday, February 10, 2016
The Built Green Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at Excel Homes, in Calgary, on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
Small town energy efficiency program is simple by designWednesday, January 13, 2016
All Carl Lauren wanted to do was promote the construction of energy efficient homes. It sounded easy enough.
The Evolution of Infill in EdmontonMonday, January 11, 2016
The City of Edmonton’s Executive Committee met in early December to continue progressing associated plans, policies, and strategies—and the objections associated with infill.
Belvedere’s trajectory: from brown field to a sustainable communityMonday, December 14, 2015
Belvedere is a residential neighbourhood in north east Edmonton that began making its mark near the turn of the century. Residential development began in Belvedere before the end of World War II.
Year-End Updates 3: New Training OpportunitiesFriday, December 11, 2015
Built Green Canada is delighted to announce its newly formed relationship with Blue House Energy, a company committed to the delivery of online, on-demand courses in building science and energy efficiency.
Year-End Updates 2: Program NewsFriday, December 11, 2015
Program Updates: New BUILT GREEN® Portal; High Density Enrolment “Maximum” Fees Increase—Per-Unit Costs Remain As Is; Renovation Program; Reinstatement of EnerGuide Rating to BUILT GREEN® Certification Alongside New ERS V. 15.0— Coming Late 2016.
Year-End Updates 1: 2016 Checklists + GuidesThursday, December 10, 2015
Year-End Update: 2016 BUILT GREEN® Single Family and High Density Checklists & Guides
Reaching the platinum standard in living greenFriday, December 4, 2015
Going platinum typically refers to soaring success in the music business. But for Reno and Lory Volpi’s inner-city home, it’s a high note of a different kind.
Sustainable Building Practices: Growth ContinuesWednesday, November 18, 2015
Despite a contracted economy, BUILT GREEN® builders are to be applauded for their steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices. There’s growing recognition of the benefits of sustainable building for both the builder and the homeowner.
Built Green Canada Q3 Newsletter 2015Thursday, October 29, 2015
Enclosed please find updates from our third quarter.
Celebrating Builder Excellence in Alberta: Sustainable Building without CompromiseTuesday, October 20, 2015
The residential building industry recently gathered at Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Alberta BUILD 2015 annual conference to focus on the past, present, and future—and to acknowledge volunteers, builders, and renovators.
Alberta’s New Building Code Changes will see increased energy efficiencyFriday, September 18, 2015
Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter and with this, shorter days and cooler air. Builders and homeowners alike turn their attention to this time of change and all that goes with this.
Another Milestone for Habitat’s largest development in Canadian historyMonday, August 31, 2015
Habitat for Humanity Edmonton celebrated another six-plex dedication on July 30 at Neufeld Landing—Habitat for Humanity Edmonton’s largest build to-date and the largest Habitat development in Canadian history. The day was marked with six more families...
Owens Corning and Built Green Canada Technical WorkshopFriday, August 28, 2015
Owens Corning and Built Green Canada present a BUILT GREEN® Technical Workshop on insulation products.
More Calgary buyers seeking new homes with Built Green certificationMonday, July 27, 2015
A program that measures the energy efficiency in materials and methods behind new homes has seen an uptick in activity from Calgary builders this year. Built Green Canada is an industry-driven program that uses a checklist to measure a home’s level...
Lifestyle Homes launches 50-plus villa complex in Drake LandingMonday, July 20, 2015
The first villas by Lifestyle Homes are designed to keep neighbours connected and cut costs on monthly energy bills. The Parkhouses is a boutique 31-unit development for buyers who are 50 years and older. Prices start from the low $500,000s.
Built Green Canada Q2 2015 NewsletterThursday, July 16, 2015
Please find key updates from our second quarter, including: Built Green Canada Launches Second Challenge to Municipalities; The Numbers Keep Growing; 50% of Canadian Homebuyers Say Home Certification Is a Must; Need Help with the New Building Code?...
Healthier homes during the allergy season and beyond Friday, June 26, 2015
While the City of Edmonton recently decided to postpone the pesticide ban for two more years, they do use a variety of integrated Pest Management programs to manage a range of pests including weeds, tree pests, and other plant diseases. The first choice i
Gold-standard energy efficiency in a jewel of a home Wednesday, June 24, 2015
With Landmark Homes’ new inner-city duplex, luxurious open and airy spaces in clean modern lines take centre stage.
Why Building Green MattersTuesday, June 9, 2015
Home owners are increasingly thinking “green” when planning their home renovations and builds. From reducing their water consumption and annual heating costs to using more environmentally-friendly construction products, home owners are looking for new...
City of Edmonton Once Again Shows Leadership in Sustainable Building PracticesFriday, June 5, 2015
May 6 marked another milestone for the City of Edmonton as their newest development was rolled out. Laurel Green is a south east residential development that will require builders to comply with the Sustainability and Architectural Design...
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