Built Green sees rise in enrolment to certify energy-efficient new homes in Calgary
Courtesy of the Calgary Herald
More homes in the Calgary area were enrolled to be put through the paces of the Built Green Canada program over the first three months of 2017 than the same time last year.
Built Green Canada is a national organization with a certification program that rates the level at which a home is energy-efficient, measuring factors such as the materials and methods used in its construction, ventilation, waste management, water conservation, and indoor air quality.
Enrolments from builders in the Calgary area soared 95 per cent over the first quarter of this year compared to the same time in 2016, says Built Green. The Calgary area, including builds in Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere, and Okotoks, recorded 346 enrolments of single-family homes between Jan. 1 and the end of March, up from 177 year over year.