Green is 50 Challenge


The Green is 50: Builder Challenge is aimed at improving the building process to save money and produce a better, greener housing product. Builders have a unique opportunity to increase their capacity to keep up with the code, market changes and the ever increasing demand for greener homes.

The first challenge homes have focused on achieving a 50% reduction in total home energy consumption.

Through building a Green is 50 home, builders improve their construction process, detailing, quality and build capacity within their organizations for continuous green improvement.

Challenge Homes are modelled using HERS Index (Homes Energy Rating System). The point system and home labelling program helps builders accurately model the total energy performance of the homes they build.

Industry Supported

Sponsors include a broad cross-section of the building products industry and from Ontario’s largest electric utility.

The Green Builder Challenge is an industry-lead initiative that helps to level the playing field to improve both a builder’s bottom line and the quality of their homes.

The Green is 50: Builders’ Challenge will act as a market based catalyst with usable metrics that are easy for builder and homeowners to understand.

Rise to the Challenge!

The pilot project is complete and a detailed report is being prepared. See further information regarding the Green is 50: Builders Challenge pilot project in Our Successes.

If you are an Energy Evaluator working with a builder or Builder planning or currently building an energy efficient home and want to know if it will meet the challenge, please Contact Us.