Single Family

Built Green Canada's flagship, the Single Family program has origins going back to 2003 when the organization was formed. Since then, the program has undergone various iterations to ensure it meets the needs of industry. Moreover, the programs are affordable; have a look at five cost-effective ways to build a BUILT GREEN® home.

Incentives & Rebates

- FortisBC’s New Home Program—BUILT GREEN® builders labelling under BUILT GREEN® whose projects meet the New Home Standard and are natural gas heated homes and electrically heated homes in the FortisBC electric service territory, will be eligible for FortisBC incentives. For more information contact us.

- Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation and Genworth Canada offer a automatic eligibility for a partial mortgage loan insurance premium refund of 15% for your customers with homes certified through Built Green Canada. Calculate their savings.

Checklist, Guide, and Process Flow

- To view the Single Family BUILT GREEN® Checklist, email us

- To view the Single Family BUILT GREEN® Guide, email us

- View the Single Family Process Flow Diagram.

Prior to a home being awarded certification, projects must receive an EnerGuide label and undergo a quality assurance check before receiving a BUILT GREEN® seal. A selection of homes go through the Single Family Verification check, and any of those that are rejected go through a comprehensive audit.

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 Single Family or High Density Checklist, you may submit your proposal here.