The Canadian Green Building Awards are open to anyone who thinks they have a contender. No certification is needed, all homes are judged based on their merits alone. Winners will receive national exposure through the CaGBC, SAB Magazine and ecoHouse Canada magazine.
Winning builders will also walk away with serious bragging rights, and a proverbial feather in their cap. Always keeping our eyes open for new design ideas, we here at Ecohome look forward to featuring not only the winners, but other homes that stand out in design and performance.
From SAB's website:
The Canadian Green Building Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types, including new construction, existing buildings, renovations and interior design projects.
There are two main categories:
- Residential projects that fall within Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada including single- and multi-family housing, both new and renovated.
- Commercial, institutional, industrial and interior projects outside of Part 9, including new construction and existing buildings, renovations and fit-ups.
FEES [Price includes GST/HST/QST]
- Residential projects: $95 for the first entry, $88 for the second entry, and $80 for each subsequent entry.
- Commercial projects: $215 for the first entry, $200 for the second entry, and $185 for each subsequent entry.
A jury of distinguished professionals will adjudicate the awards based on criteria of sustainable design, architectural excellence and technical innovation. Awards are given at the discretion of the jury. All Awards have equal ranking [no First, Second or Third rankings].
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Winning submissions will be announced on June 4, 2013, at the CaGBC National Conference, and fully publicized in a Special Awards issue of SABMag to be distributed at the Conference and nationally, on the CaGBC and SABMag web sites and other communications, and at selected trade shows.