sustainability

We are national leaders in sustainable home building.

Our first priority is building you a great place to live. We also make it sustainable and energy efficient. We have been leaders in sustainable building for years, and we continue to find new, practical solutions that combine cost-effective energy efficiency with style and pizzazz.

One of our directors, Peter Amerongen, is an award-winning, nationally recognized expert in sustainable building. With a 35-year commitment to energy efficiency, Peter is a Certified Passive House Consultant and a leading North American authority on net-zero energy design and construction.

Since completing our first award-winning net-zero home in Edmonton’s Riverdale district in 2009, we’ve completed ten net-zero homes and our first net-zero retrofit project.

Project highlights

  • Riverdale Net-Zero Project, the first net-zero home in Northern Alberta
  • Mill Creek Net-Zero Project
  • Belgravia Net-Zero Project, the first home in Canada to produce a measured 40% energy surplus, two years running
  • Parkland Net Zero Project, the first certified LEED Platinum home in Northern Alberta
  • 35+ houses with EnerGuide ratings of 86 or better
  • Built the first NRCan R-2000 Net-Zero Energy Pilot house in Canada
  • the ‘NetZero SweetSpot’ Project was the first house in Canada to receive the official Net Zero label and first to receive an EnerGuide label of zero on the new EnerGuide rating system

Awards and recognition

  • 2017 Environmental Recognition Award (Canadian Home Builders’ Association)
  • 2016 Environmental Recognition Award (Canadian Home Builders’ Association)
  • 2015 Environmental Recognition Award (Canadian Home Builders’ Association)
  • 2014 Environmental Certificate of Recognition (Canadian Home Builders’ Association)
  • 2013 Environmental Certificate of Recognition (Canadian Home Builders’ Association)
  • 2013 Green Builder Challenge Award from the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council
  • 2012 Environmental Certificate of Recognition (Canadian Home Builders’ Association)
  • 2011 Product of the Year for our PV awning system (Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition)
  • 2011 Champion of the Year, Peter Amerongen (Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition)
  • 2011 LEED Platinum rating (for one Parkland NetZero, first in Northern Alberta)
  • 2009 Closest to Net-Zero Custom Home Builder of the Year (Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition)

Please see our news section for an archive of our industry awards and recognition for sustainable building.