Built Green™ is an industry-driven, voluntary program that promotes "green" building practices to reduce the environmental impact of buildings.
Built Green™ represents one possible end-point in the GreenerVision process. Once our CEAs have worked with you to improve the energy efficiency of your homes, we will work with you and train your staff to introduce improvements to indoor air quality, resource usage (including waste management), and to reduce the overall environmental impact of your homes.
Once familiar with the building technologies and methodologies involved, it is then practical to have many or all of your homes Built Green™ labelled. This is one reason for the wide adoption and tremendous success of the Built Green™ program.
Homes for Built Green Ceritifcation move through a process from enrollment, to modelling and blower door testing and finally to labelling.
We have put together a simple flow chart for builders to help illustrate this process:
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The Built Green™ Society of Canada
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EnerVision is licenced by the Built Green™ Society of Canada to provide Built Green™ in Alberta since 2003.
|Program Requirements:||Home Builder's Association and Built Green™ Society Memberships. Because Built Green™ is driven by and for industry, your membership is a crucial piece for ensuring the continual development and improvement of the program.
R-2000 Training. One or more of your staff must recieve training in green building science. This training is an expanded version of the NRCan-endorsed R-2000 Training.
Built Green™ Checklist. The Built Green™ checklist captures green building upgrades made to your homes. The checklist is structured to allow you flexibility in upgrades and design choices made to your homes, while still ensuring that your homes meet a high standard for indoor air quality, resource usage, and overall environmental impact.
EnerGuide Label. Every Built Green™ house must be modeled in HOT2000 and Blower Door Tested so that it can receieve an EnerGuide label. Click here to see our About EnerGuide page.
Built Green™ Certification and Label. Based on the energy efficiency (EnerGuide rating) and green building upgrades (checklist) of your home, a certification level of bronze, silver, gold, or platinum will be assigned. A Built Green label is then awarded to the home, which can be delivered to the homeowner and/or affixed to the breaker box together with the EnerGuide Label.
Greener Homes. The primary outcome of your participation in the Built Green™ program are homes that are more energy efficient, have a lower ecological footprint, and are healthier to live in.
Higher Quality Homes. Because Built Green™ is a leading-edge building science program, your participation puts you ahead of the curve and helps differentiate you from your competition.
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Training. EnerVision offers all of the necessary training to get your staff up-to-speed and certified to build Built Green™ homes.
CEA Services. Our CEAs will work with you on a continual basis to improve your designs, model and test your homes for the EnerGuide component of Built Green™.
Quality Assurance. As with all of our services, we continually monitor our service levels to make sure you are satisfied with and understand all steps of the Built Green™ process.
CanadaGreenHomes.ca. All information (past and present) relating to your homes' modeling, testing and certification is available to you online through the CanadaGreenHomes.ca web application.
Certification. EnerVision is fully licenced to certify and label your Built Green™ homes.
Built Green™ recognizes four levels of achievement, reached as a combination of the EnerGuide rating and checklist points:
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