Renovation Program

Consistent with the Single Family and High Density programs, the Renovation program focuses on the same seven categories: energy efficiency with the integration of the EnerGuide label through Natural Resources Canada, materials & methods, indoor air quality, ventilation, waste management, water conservation, and business practices.


Energy Efficiency Alberta has rolled out incentives that support the installation of lighting, hot-water fixtures, and heating components in Albertans’ homes, as well as rebates for energy-efficient appliances and insulation for homes. These are some of the very things homeowners consider when renovating for a higher performance home. More information:

Three renovation types: 

- Whole House (75% or more): ERS required (Single Family Checklist applies) 

- Renovation (40 – 70%) as well as a secondary suite: ERS required 

- Small Home Improvements (less than 40% and/or bathroom, or kitchen, or basement): ERS is encouraged and rewarded, but not mandatory (more on this below) 

Here's what renovators are saying: 

“The program checklist acted like a guide to help us navigate through our first sustainable renovation. The options available were common sense and showed us new, better, and more durable choices. As a renovator committed to quality and craftsmanship, this is complementary to the work we do and offers our clients a higher performing home.” Stan Neufeld, A Cut Above Living

“The renovation program offers the consistent, clear approach Built Green’s other programs have in terms of process, priority areas, and options available. We’re happy to be participating and offering input into the program at this stage,” Mark Nowotny, My House Design/Build Team Ltd.



- To view the BUILT GREEN® Renovation Checklist, email us

- View the Process Flow Diagram (similar certification process to Single Family, except with a pre-Blower Door Test required as well)

Save time sourcing products

Our online Product Catalogue links products to checklist action items, saving builders time sourcing. These products have been reviewed by our Technical Standards Committee and are BUILT GREEN® approved to help earn projects points towards certification. View approved products in our Product Catalogue

Technical Considerations
Request for Interpretation

If you have questions on the interpretation of a checklist item(s), or require further clarification on a technical consideration, you may email us. We ask that you review our Request for Interpretation log, which includes questions and answers previously submitted.

Change Request Form

If you would like to recommend a change or addition to the Renovation, Single Family or High Density Checklist, you may submit your proposal here.