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Built Green Canada Launches Second Challenge to MunicipalitiesWednesday, June 3, 2015
Edmonton, AB, June 3, 2015—Parallel to National Environment Week, Built Green Canada issued its second annual challenge to municipalities across the country to encourage sustainable building policies.
Fallen Oil Prices Not Deterring Innovation in the Residential Building SectorFriday, May 1, 2015
Despite fallen oil prices and the uncertainty this has created in the marketplace, March 2015 saw continued growth of residential prices for the Edmonton Census...
Built Green program sees slight dip in Q1Friday, May 1, 2015
Fewer homes in the Calgary area were enrolled through Built Green Canada over the first quarter of 2015, but the group behind the program says its encouraged by the commitment from city builders this year.
Built Green Canada Q1 2015 NewsletterThursday, April 23, 2015
Please find key updates from our first quarter, including: Need Help with the New Building Code; The Benefit of Building BUILT GREEN® & Your Association with Built Green; Training Opportunities; Georgie Awards® Reflect an Industry that Continues to...
Landmark Homes Win National SAM AwardFriday, April 3, 2015
BUILT GREEN® builder the winner of the top Green Home Award by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National.
Space for a family of four to growFriday, March 20, 2015
A spacious two-car garage, energy-efficient features and a handy home office helped Arrive at Evanston earn top marks with a young family of four.
Built Green sees 'massive' growth in CalgaryFriday, February 13, 2015
A certification program for environmentally responsible homes saw soaring growth from Calgary and area builders last year. Built Green Canada...
AGM, EnerGuide Files, Liaison in BC, & Reno ProgramWednesday, February 11, 2015
The Built Green Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at My House Design/Build Team Ltd., in Surrey, on Thursday, April 9, 2015...
Healthy Homes: Jayman makes strong commitment to sustainabilitySaturday, January 24, 2015
Marco St. Arnaud had looked into retrofitting his first home to make it more sustainable, but it wasn't worth the time and effort. Instead, the 34-year-old oilfield welder started over with a new house in the community of Summerside, choosing to go...
Built Green Canada Q4 2014 NewsletterWednesday, 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...
An Industry Statesman: Driving an Industry toward SustainabilityWednesday, January 14, 2015
Westman recognized the coming “sea change” in the building industry’s growing size and sophistication...
Reach Out to Green-Minded BuyersTuesday, 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.
2015 Single Family Checklist Update, 2015 Guides, New Delivery Contact for BC Market, & New Small Builder FeeFriday, December 19, 2014
2015 BUILT GREEN® Single Family Checklist revised; new delivery contact for BC market; new small builder fee.
Moving Sustainability to a higher levelTuesday, 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.
2015 Checklists & Program Delivery in BC ChangeTuesday, 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.
The Built Green advantageWednesday, 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...
Bedrock Homes: Green is the New Norm Tuesday, October 21, 2014
In 2011, Bedrock Homes responded to demand for energy efficiency and green options for homeowners. After researching green building...
Spreading the Word: Celebrating Builders’ Excellence 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...
Built Green Canada Q3 2014 NewsletterWednesday, 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...
Reducing the Cost with Windows and DoorsTuesday, 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.
If you’re considering building a green home 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.
From parking lot to sustainable condo 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...
Greening Your Cleaning RoutineThursday, 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...
Built Green Canada and the new building code changes 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..
Why Building Green Matters to Your Health 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.
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