Built Green Canada
Built Green Canada is a national, industry-driven organization committed to working with builders interested in responsible sustainability practices in the residential building sector. The organization offers programs for single family, high density, and renovation projects with a communities program under development. Built Green Canada offers its programs across the country; however, in Ontario, the programs are referred to as "Green Seal".
Committed to the integrity of its programs, Built Green Canada provides learning opportunities that allow for continuous improvements to building practices, participation affordability and third-party certification, which requires builders to contract Certified Energy Advisors to assess the effectiveness of the systems in the home.
While energy efficiency is a fundamental component of these programs, integrating the EnerGuide label through Natural Resources Canada, Built Green Canada goes beyond energy efficiency, moving the industry toward a more holistic approach to sustainable building practices. An approach that includes the preservation of natural resources, reduction of pollution, ventilation and air quality, and the improvement of home durability. As such, members and their customers get a two-in-one: the BUILT GREEN® seal and the EnerGuide label.
This holistic approach means using advanced building technologies that consider the home as a system or a sum of its parts — everything from site orientation, building materials, HVAC equipment, windows, water and electrical consumption, and builder practices. These component parts all contribute to the way Built Green Canada teaches builders how to use the latest technologies to ensure a healthier, more durable home with a lower environmental impact, costs savings to the homebuyer and choices they can make on how to have a greener home.
Read more at www.builtgreencanada.ca
Canadian Home Builders' Association
Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders' Association has been "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry" — one of the most vital and enterprising industries in Canada. Representing more than 8,500 member firms across Canada, CHBA members come from every area of Canada's housing industry — new home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, service professionals and others.
The Canadian Home Builders' Association is built on a vision and commitment — a vision of a strong and positive role for the housing industry, and a commitment to support the business success of our members and their ability to provide affordability, quality and choice for consumers.
Read more at www.chba.ca
National Home Warranty
National Home Warranty Group is one of western Canada's leading warranty providers. Partnering with more than 3,500 registered builders, we provide new home warranty coverage to 15,000 homes and homeowners every year.
From our roots with a small group of builders in northern Alberta more than twenty years ago, National has grown steadily. Today, with offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Cloverdale we provide new home warranty products all across Western Canada.
Read more at www.nationalhomewarranty.com
Better Business Bureau
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For over 100 years, BBB has helped people make smarter decisions and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs.