Built Green CanadaBuilt Green Canada is an industry-driven, voluntary program that promotes “green” building practices to reduce the impact building has on the environment. Our programs benefit the home buyer, the home builder, the community, and the environment, and offer everyone an opportunity to choose a “green” future.
Built Green is a national organization that works with those interested in responsible sustainability practices within the residential building sector; this includes builders, renovators, product suppliers and manufacturers, service providers, community developers, and municipalities
The primary purpose of Built Green Canada is to encourage and enable the use of practices, technologies, and products within the residential building sector that will:
-Provide greater energy efficiency and reduce pollution and waste
-Provide healthier indoor air
-Reduce water usage
-Preserve natural resources
-Improve durability and reduce maintenance
The BUILT GREEN® program concentrates on seven areas: energy efficiency; materials and methods; indoor air quality; ventilation; waste management; water management; and business practices.
As a BUILT GREEN® homeowner, there are many benefits to enjoy, including enhanced and retained home value; increased home durability; and reduced utilities' costs. You live in a healthier home with better ventilation and fewer allergens in the air: low or zero VOC paints, low or formaldehyde-free building materials, and third-party certified floor coverings all contribute to a healthier indoor environment for you and your family—you can expect to breathe easier, and the severity of asthma and allergies in these homes is far reduced.
When we discuss the use of advanced building technologies we mean that the home works as a system or a sum of its parts. Everything from site orientation, building materials, HVAC equipment, windows, plumbing and builder practices are all a part of how Built Green teaches builders how to use the latest technologies to ensure higher durability, lower environmental impact and increased comfort in your BUILT GREEN® home.
Since the BUILT GREEN® program is third party certified it requires that builders utilize the services of Certified Energy Advisors to assess the effectiveness the systems that have been installed in BUILT GREEN® homes.
Amity has worked with the Built Green program for many years and supports the values it brings to the construction industry. Amity has built homes to the highest Built Green standard possible "Platinum".