Windows and Doors for Certified Built Green® Platinum Homes
Built Green Canada is a voluntary industry-driven non-profit organization that supports and recognizes responsible sustainable practices in the residential building sector. Since its inception in 2003, Built Green Canada has worked with builders to certify over 38,000 projects across Canada.
BUILT GREEN® certified homes meet the required criteria from seven categories: energy performance, materials and method, indoor air quality, ventilation, waste management, water conservation, and business practices. Builders earn points towards each category to achieve one of four levels of certification: bronze, silver, gold and platinum.
Energy-efficient windows and doors contribute to Built Green points in two ways. The first is by helping to achieve a higher EnerGuide rating for builders who choose to model the performance of their project with the EnerGuide Rating System. The second is by earning points for installing ENERGY STAR labelled windows and doors that either meet or exceed (more points!) the project’s climate zone.
Over the years, Innotech has manufactured windows and doors for many distinguished BUILT GREEN® certified homes in British Columbia and Alberta. Here are three of our favourite BUILT GREEN® Platinum certified homes:
Built in 2019 by Effect Home Builders, this minimalist contemporary home in Edmonton Alberta is BUILT GREEN® Platinum certified. The 3,520 square foot home is highly energy-efficient. It achieved a 0.67 air changes per hour (ACH) and as a result uses 68% less energy than a code-built home. + Click here to learn more about its energy-efficiency features and to see more photos
Located in Fernie British Columbia, this energy-efficient custom home is a BUILT GREEN® Platinum certified Georgie Awards® winner. Built by LWE Builders, the lakefront home includes many high-performance features including an R60 ICF foundation, pre-fabricated R30 walls by Pacific Homes, and triple glazed Innotech windows and doors. + Learn more
Built in 2012 by Triple Bar Construction, this west coast modern duplex in Sidney British Columbia is BUILT GREEN® Platinum certified. The homeowners designed a home with many environmentally friendly technologies including geothermal heating, rainwater harvesting system with 1,500-gallon cistern, and high-performance Innotech windows and doors. +More photos
Bonus project! Lentel Construction in Delta British Columbia is wrapping up several BUILT GREEN® Platinum certified homes, including this high-performance oceanfront home that achieved a low 1.0 ACH. Stay tuned for more project details and photos.
BUILT GREEN® builders are mindful of the building technologies and materials used in their projects and of the overall performance and durability of their builds. It is always a pleasure to support progressive builders build distinguished homes that are sustainably built, healthier, more comfortable, and have lower operating costs.
If you’re designing or building a Built Green home, ask us how our windows and doors can help achieve your performance targets.