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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.
Going platinum typically refers to soaring success in the music business. But for Reno and Lory Volpi’s inner-city home, it’s a high note of a different kind.
Despite a contracted economy, BUILT GREEN® builders are to be applauded for their steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices. There’s growing recognition of the benefits of sustainable building for both the builder and the homeowner.
The residential building industry recently gathered at Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Alberta BUILD 2015 annual conference to focus on the past, present, and future—and to acknowledge volunteers, builders, and renovators.
Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter and with this, shorter days and cooler air. Builders and homeowners alike turn their attention to this time of change and all that goes with this.
Habitat for Humanity Edmonton celebrated another six-plex dedication on July 30 at Neufeld Landing—Habitat for Humanity Edmonton’s largest build to-date and the largest Habitat development in Canadian history. The day was marked with six more families...
A program that measures the energy efficiency in materials and methods behind new homes has seen an uptick in activity from Calgary builders this year. Built Green Canada is an industry-driven program that uses a checklist to measure a home’s level...
The first villas by Lifestyle Homes are designed to keep neighbours connected and cut costs on monthly energy bills. The Parkhouses is a boutique 31-unit development for buyers who are 50 years and older. Prices start from the low $500,000s.
Please find key updates from our second quarter, including: Built Green Canada Launches Second Challenge to Municipalities; The Numbers Keep Growing; 50% of Canadian Homebuyers Say Home Certification Is a Must; Need Help with the New Building Code?...
While the City of Edmonton recently decided to postpone the pesticide ban for two more years, they do use a variety of integrated Pest Management programs to manage a range of pests including weeds, tree pests, and other plant diseases. The first choice i