Month: February 2024

2024 SHF Green Builder Challenge Golf Tournament

June 19, 2024 12 Noon to 5 PM
Flemingdon Golf Course, Toronto

The annual Green Builder Challenge Golf Tournament, hosted  by the Sustainable Housing Foundation’s President John Godden, is happening on Wednesday June 19th in the afternoon and you are invited to attend. Lunch and beverages will be provided before the first T-off time at 1 PM so come early and enjoy a relaxing lunch on the patio and great networking opportunity with your colleagues from the sustainable building industry in Toronto.

The price to play is $150 with all proceeds going toward supporting the educational training that the Foundation undertakes every year.  You can book for just yourself and we will place you in a foursome, or book your own foursome and reward your staff or clients to  a great afternoon of golf and comradery. Space is limited to 40 golfers so please book early. Please note that the game played will be best ball with T-offs scheduled every 10 minutes or so starting at 1 PM. The course is a nine hole course so only takes a couple of hours to play.  No mechanical carts are allowed but you will be provided with a pull handle. Golf clubs can be rented directly from the golf course if pre-arranged with them. Registration details posted below. Hope to see you there!


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The Myths of Powering Our Net Zero Future – by Paul De Berardis

Depending on where you are in Canada — or even Ontario, for that matter — the direction from all levels of government is that we are progressing towards a net zero future to combat climate change. The Government of Canada has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, which means our economy either emits no greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or offsets its emissions. This will ultimately lead to the mass electrification of all industries and sectors, which, for our purposes, translates to fully electrified new homes and buildings.

If this becomes even more concerning as you consider the actual performance analysis of those net zero energy–ready and net zero homes, which used significantly more energy and natural gas and achieved less solar power generation than anticipated.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our webinar held on Wednesday, February 21st from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

Recording available for viewing: