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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
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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.
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)...
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...
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.
Riviera in Riversong is a natural fit for the Ferguson family. Its serene setting by the Bow River, numerous amenities for enjoying the outdoors and the chance to live in both a home and community equipped for energy efficiency were all attractions for th
They’ve only been living in their new place for four months, but Sareena Ruda and Samir Dhalla are already noticing the welcome difference on their monthly utility bills.
While Built Green Canada has had fewer enrolments for homes in the Calgary area this year, a program official says this doesn’t reflect the importance builders are placing on energy efficiency.
Public discourse and expectations around environmental sustainability have become pervasive across industries and government. As a result, municipalities are finding creative ways to embrace sustainable practices within the communities they serve.
The Built Green Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at Excel Homes, in Calgary, on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
The City of Edmonton’s Executive Committee met in early December to continue progressing associated plans, policies, and strategies—and the objections associated with infill.
Belvedere is a residential neighbourhood in north east Edmonton that began making its mark near the turn of the century. Residential development began in Belvedere before the end of World War II.
Built Green Canada is delighted to announce its newly formed relationship with Blue House Energy, a company committed to the delivery of online, on-demand courses in building science and energy efficiency.
Program Updates: New BUILT GREEN® Portal; High Density Enrolment “Maximum” Fees Increase—Per-Unit Costs Remain As Is; Renovation Program; Reinstatement of EnerGuide Rating to BUILT GREEN® Certification Alongside New ERS V. 15.0— Coming Late 2016.