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2021 Cross Border Challenge Canadian Winners Webinar

May 20, 2021 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! Register now for this not-to-miss event and details of how to log into…

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Flemingdon Course

2021 Annual Green Builder Golf Tournament

June 12, 2021 The Sustainable Housing Foundation is looking forwarding to hosting our annual golf tournament at Flemingdon Park Golf Course in Toronto. Hopefully the COVID restrictions will be relaxed by then!  Hold the date and start practicing your golf swing. There will be lots of fun and great prizes to win!

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Zero Carbon House

Embodied Carbon

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…

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Sustainable Housing

Holistic Sustainability

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.…

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Long Lasting Building Materials

Cost Effective Durability

April 22, 2021 LOGIN AT 10:30AM TO JOIN THE WEBINAR. 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…

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Being the Best We Can Be During a Pandemic

May 29, 2020 If COVID-19 has done one thing, it has removed most distractions from our daily routines. More time to reflect has reminded me that I am not what I do or what I have done. It’s easy for us to define our identity by a job, a role or a position in a group of people. Each of us may have to redefine ourselves, in the new normal, after this pause. “Being” is what is left when we…

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Views from our Board

May 2020 The Sustainable Housing Foundation Board has continued to meet virtually since the Ontario lock down in March. Our Board members are uniquely positioned to reflect on how everything that is happening may impact the sustainable housing building sector in Ontario,

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Golf Tournament

Annual Green Builder Golf Tournament

June 25, 2020 The Sustainable Housing Foundation, with careful planning, was able to hold its annual Green Builder Challenge Golf Tournament at Flemingdon Golf Course on Thursday June 25th, 2020. With great planning and assistance from the staff at the golf course we were able to host 9 teams of golfers with a boxed lunch, a drinks cart and best-ball round of nine-hole golf. By every measure the event was a terrific success and many participants enjoyed (finally) a get…

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Resilient Housing- POSTPONED

THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL ONCE THINGS RETURN TO A NORMAL WORK ENVIRONMENT.  Resilient housing is the next step in future proofing the homes we build. It is more than energy and water efficiency; it is more than durable construction and solid foundations; it is the ultimate combination of building practices that will allow our homes to last into the future despite the extreme climate changes our planet is facing. Join us for the Sustainable Housing Foundation’s…

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carbon tax

Carbon Tax? What does it mean for the building industry?

With the Federal election coming this fall,  we hosted an industry event looking at what the various carbon tax/ cap and trade policies mean to the building industry. How do the mechanics of carbon taxing work in Canada? How much of an impact can the home building industry make?  What happens to the money collected and how will it affect housing prices?  These are just some of the questions that were addressed. Our Keynote Speaker Michael Bernstein, Executive Director of…

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