Alberta community enrols in Built Green Canada pilot program
By HPAC MagazineHPAC General certification community green building
Home builder Averton has decided to develop its new Midtown community in St. Albert, Alberta as a sustainable community.
Built Green Canada, a national non-profit organization offering third-party certification programs for sustainable practices in the residential building sector, has launched its Communities Program pilot—offering opportunities for developers to certify a community project— and announced that home builder Averton has decided to develop its new Midtown community in St. Albert, Alberta as a sustainable community.
The Built Green Canada Communities pilot program framework takes a holistic approach to development, consistent with the organization’s other third-party certified programs, and focuses on the optimization of health, resiliency, lifecycle sustainability, new urbanism, greenhouse emissions, green spaces and resource consumption.
Located in St. Albert’s southwest corner close to Edmonton city limits, Midtown is a 45-acre, master-planned community that will offer a diverse range of housing types.
Built Green’s key principles have been maintained: ease of use, with achievable objectives that are measurable and verifiable.