Month: February 2021

2021 Cross Border Challenge Canadian Winners Webinar

Previous winners
May 20, 2021
John Godden

John Godden

Join John Godden as he recognizes the Canadian builders who won their categories in the 2021 Cross Border Challenge. These are high performance builders who have achieved the best (lowest) HERS energy rating in a number of different categories. Every year it is a race to see who does better- Canadian or American builders. I think you will be pleased at our Canadian showings!

Congratulations to all the winners!

2021 Annual Green Builder Golf Tournament

Flemingdon Course
June 12, 2021

The Sustainable Housing Foundation held its annual golf tournament at Flemingdon Park Golf Course in Toronto. The weather and the COVID restrictions cooperated and a wonderful event was had safely by all!  Have a look at some of the golf teams below.

Embodied Carbon

Zero Carbon House

Christian Rinomato, Director of Sustainability at the Rinomato Group of Companies

March 18, 2021

This webinar will help explain the difference between embodied carbon and operational carbon and why the difference is significant when talking about building sustainable housing.  How does embodied carbon relate to energy efficiency? How do you measure embodied carbon? How does this tie into our governments’ approach to a carbon tax? Led by Christian Rinomato, Country Homes

This is an online Zoom Webinar that starts at 10:30 AM on Thursday March 18th. It will wrap up by noon. Log-on details will be emailed ahead of time to registered participants.

Register for Embodied Carbon.

This is the second of a three-part series of Webinars. For more information about the next webinar click below:

Holistic Sustainability

Sustainable Housing
John Godden

John Godden, Founding Board Member and current President of SHF. President of Clearsphere.

February 18, 2021

What does “sustainable” housing actually mean today and how has that definition changed over time? Is it energy efficiency? Is it resilient buildings? Is it water efficiency? Or, is it all of these things and more?  How do you measure and evaluate sustainability? Why is it important to be looking at these issues today and what does the future hold for the home building industry? Led by John Godden, Clearsphere.

Webinar starts at 10:30 AM Thursday Feb. 18, 2021 and will wrap up by noon.  The Zoom link will be emailed to you ahead of time.

This is the first of a three-part series of Webinars that the Sustainable Housing Foundation is hosting this winter. You can get more information about the other seminars by clicking the links below:


Cost Effective Durability

Long Lasting Building Materials
April 22, 2021


The topic of resiliency in housing has become a hot button issue for many municipalities who are struggling to address climate change, natural disasters, water shortages and other issues- not to mention energy. This webinar will look at this issue from the view point of structural sustainability, building science, and engineering principles. Led by Structural Engineer Travis Schiller

This is an online Zoom webinar on April 22, 2021 at 10:30 AM. Log on details will be emailed to all registered participants beforehand.

Register for this Webinar.