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Friday, January 27, 2017

Calgary and area builders enrolled more single-family homes in the Built Green Canada program in 2016 than a year earlier. The third-party certification program uses a checklist to measure a home’s...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Subsequent to industry input, alongside the Technical Standards Committee and the Board of Directors, we’ve made updates to the 2017 checklists.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Subsequent to industry input, alongside the Technical Standards Committee and the Board of Directors, we've made updates to the 2017 checklists, outlined below.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Subsequent to industry input, alongside the Technical Standards Committee and the Board of Directors, we've made updates to the 2017 checklists.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Automatic Partial Mortgage Loan Insurance for BUILT GREEN® Homes and Built Green Canada Renovation Program Pilot Launch information here.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Please find key updates from our third quarter.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Edmonton, AB, October 31, 2016—coinciding with Renovation Month, Built Green Canada launches its Renovation Program Pilot and encourages trials during this phase.
The changes announced in October surrounding Canada’s mortgage rules puts new limits...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

All Weather Windows is Canada’s largest privately owned window and door manufacturer—they’re also both a BUILT GREEN® Product Catalogue contributor and a BUILT GREEN® Bronze level sponsor, showing tremendous commitment to sustainable development.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Further to our previous communications, we want to provide an update on the new EnerGuide Rating System v.15, as it pertains to BUILT GREEN® Single Family home certification. As previously communicated, Built Green Canada is updating our requirements...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

After spending time in the mid-2000s buying and renovating homes, Dave deBruyn became increasingly aware of the waste going into dumpsters. “We challenged ourselves to minimize waste and increase the material recycled with every project we did."

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The residential building industry recently gathered at Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Alberta BUILD 2016 annual conference to focus on the past, present, and future—and to celebrate the accomplishments of volunteers, builders, and renovators.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Edmonton, AB, August 22, 2016—In light of the unimaginable destruction of the Ft. McMurray wildfires and subsequent flooding that has left thousands of Albertans displaced, Built Green Canada is working to support the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Find key updates from our second quarter in our Q2 2016 Newsletter.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Shire condominium development is taking a greener approach to building and living in Saanich seriously. The 90-unit project at 1016 Inverness Rd., at the corner of Quadra Street, is being built to meet the requirements for Built Green Gold...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Geoff Peterson has glowing memories of growing up in Bowness. He looks back fondly on family outings at Bowness Park and his first job, helping people carry out plants and potting soil from Sunnyside Garden Centre. Now, Peterson is heading back to the...

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Hills at Charlesworth, a new development by Beaverbrook Communities in Southeast Edmonton, saw its official grand opening Saturday, June 25 complete with a formal ribbon cutting at the community’s Sustainability Plaza—reflecting this new community’s f

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In Canada, we’re privileged to have a vast amount of space to build our cities. But here too, in some places we’ve begun to...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In the Lower Mainland, developers are feeling the crunch: build beyond the minimum code requirements or fail to meet market demand. While consumers and municipalities increasingly are looking for developers to go beyond minimum requirements in their...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Potential buyers have a new reason for turning to a home with energy-saving features. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. has increased its Green Home premium refund to as much as 25 per cent, depending on the level of energy efficiency in the home, says t

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Edmonton, AB, June 8, 2016—Concurrent to National Environment Week, Built Green Canada issued its third annual challenge to municipalities across the country to encourage sustainable building policies.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Across Canada, Edmonton is rapidly becoming known as an energy sustainable city. Over the past decade, The City of Edmonton has launched innovative community projects that conserve energy, use energy more efficiently, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Please find key updates from our first quarter, including: Partners Development Group: Beyond Status Quo; Orcas: The Inspiration Behind Blackfish Homes & New Board Chair; Founding Member, Jayman BUILT’s New Performance Specs; 2016 Board of Directors...

Monday, May 16, 2016

British Columbia’s Johnstone Strait, north of Vancouver Island, is home to 150 orcas...

Monday, May 16, 2016

If your point of reference is their “Arrive Home” website—a departure from those who insist on their company name as their website address—you know you’re looking at a builder focused on creating homes, not just building houses.

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