Month: July 2018

Green Builder Challenge Golf Tournament

golf tournament

The sixth annual Green Builder Challenge™ Golf Tournament was held June 7 at Flemingdon Golf Club. Thirty golfers participated in a great tournament with a delicious BBQ lunch and plenty of fun prizes for all.

The 2018 annual Sustainable Housing Foundation Green Builder Challenge™ Golf Tournament was held at the nine-hole Flemingdon Park Golf Club on a beautiful sunny day in early June.  Eight foursomes set out after a lovely BBQ lunch on the outdoor patio and returned to the patio bar for networking and prizes by 4 pm. Golfers included builders, contractors, manufacturers, designers and evaluators. We appreciate the sponsor companies that help make this event a success.

Low carbon, high performance housing

dinner participants

Look beyond the prescriptive and restrictive trending “brands” of energy efficient housing like net zero. Discover how you can build low carbon, high performance houses that are not only attractive and comfortable but sustainable as well — built better than code.

Ninety housing industry experts enjoyed a dinner and presentation on how to build low carbon homes that are better than code and are marketable to consumers as stylish and comfortable.  Keynote speaker Bruce Manwaring of Enbridge kicked off the dinner with a presentation about achieving the trifecta of building energy performance: low carbon emissions, affordability and resiliency. Sue Swing of Dow and Trudy Puls from ROCKWOOL presented the preliminary monitoring results from Empire Communities’ three energy efficient test houses (TEETH) — specifically the hybrid basement insulation systems that eliminate moisture management problems at a reasonable cost.