Which Green is Best?
Tired of trying to figure out what the best 'green' program is for your new home? You’re starting in the right place. First, there is no such thing as BUILT GREEN® equivalent. BUILT GREEN® Canada is a not-for-profit national organization. It is a voluntary program founded on a set of principles that includes rigorous training and education and the highest levels of quality and quality assurance, that's why we joined. Like all members, we are subject to third-party evaluations as well as random testing. Not only does your BUILT GREEN® home save you money in energy consumption, you gain the personal benefit of doing the right thing and an added social benefit of helping Mother Nature and aiding the endurance of our environment.
Healthy, Comfortable Homes
One benefit of an energy efficient home is the level of comfort the home offers. There is less temperature variation from room to room, the home is more airtight, which reduces drafts, and the home is better ventilated. BUILT GREEN® homes incorporate products that reduce the sources of indoor pollution, which is helpful to people with allergies and asthma.
Reduce Energy Costs
Next to a mortgage, energy costs are the most significant household expense. Spend less money on energy bills. Breathe easier in a healthier, comfortable home environment. Have more attractive resale features than your neighbour. Spend as much or as little as you like with BUILT GREEN®'s flexible levels of energy efficiency. A BUILT GREEN® home can save you roughly 30 per cent – all the way up to 50 per cent – in annual utility bills compared to a code-built home.
Get Your Green Going!
BUILT GREEN® projects use more durable materials throughout the home as well as materials that will reduce maintenance and replacement costs. If you are building a new home, the BUILT GREEN® program can help you create a comfortable, sustainable, healthy and energy efficient home for you and your family.