Established in 2003, Built Green Canada is a third party certification program for homes that are environmentally responsible. The Built Green program promotes the use of practices and products that represents resource-efficient and environmentally friendly construction. The program encourage home builders to prioritize energy efficiency, provide healthier indoor air, preserve natural resources and improve a home's durability.
Built Green Checklist
The Built Green checklist is a list of "green" criteria - it includes an energy efficiency requirement, and a menu of options in categories, addressing a range of "green" items including materials and methods, indoor air quality, ventilation, waste management, water conservation and business practice. The builder/ home owner then select items from the checklist, which will determine the performance level i.e. Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Built Green supports the use of lumber and gives a significant number of points for lumber use. Only products that have been submitted for verification can be approved, and are then certified by Built Green Canada.
Long Lake Residence
Long Lake Residence is an example of a Built Green home designed by Raymond de Beeld Architect and constructed by Superb Construction.