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May 2, 2019

Built Green Canada certifies five high density projects in first quarter 2019



Built Green Canada is thrilled to announce the following five high density projects have successfully completed the audit process and met the energy improvement compliance requirement alongside achieving the requirements in the remaining sections of our certification including: Materials & Methods, Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, Waste Management, Water Conservation, and Business Practices.

Congratulations to the following projects that have achieved BUILT GREEN® certification including:

The Residences at Basecamp

This project, located on the Bow Valley Trail in Canmore, was awarded a BUILT GREEN® Silver certification (v. 2017). Beyond this, the Residences at Basecamp project earned impressive points in the Water Conservation and Business Practices sections of our program.

The Residences at Basecamp are set amongst the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains and are home to ten townhome units and two commercial units.  All of the suites are condominiums and were sold to locals enjoying the breathtaking views.  Notably, the Basecamp Resorts head office and the new location for the Rocky Mountain Bagel Company are the anchors to this project.

Amica on the Gorge 

Located in Victoria BC, this supportive living residence for seniors was awarded a BUILT GREEN® Gold certification (v.2014). Fronting the popular Gorge Waterway, Amica On The Gorge celebrates its heritage by rehabilitating and reusing the historic Craigflower Bridge Store (later Brookman’s Grocery & Flowers) established in 1929. The location at the intersection of Gorge Road West with Admirals Road has serene views overlooking the Waterway, direct access to its waterfront walking trails and is close to recreational amenities, retail shops and services.

A continuum of care residence, Amica On The Gorge includes independent supportive living and licensed residential care accommodating both assisted living and memory/dementia care. Inside is a variety of different suite types and an extensive complement of amenities, all designed for the residents’ comfort, convenience and safety. The amenities include a bistro-café, dining rooms and lounge areas for each of the care neighbourhoods, a private dining room for hosting friends and families, a library, a games room, a salon/spa, a theatre room, a fitness room and other shared common spaces. Outdoor amenities include sheltered courtyards and a south-facing garden area with raised planting beds for the residents’ use.

The residence is owned by the Saanich Senior Living Partnership and the builder was Knappett Projects Inc. The design architect was Paul Merrick and the project architect Christine Lintott Architects.

Carrington Ridge, Buildings A – C 

This series of three buildings, located in West Kelowna, was awarded a BUILT GREEN® Gold certification (v.2016). Carrington Ridge is a community of condo quality apartment rentals in West Kelowna. This stunning complex offers a two-storey community building with a lounge, kitchenette, fireplace, fitness room with bathrooms, games area, and an outdoor patio/deck area—all of this reinforcing sustainable builds, solid design, and a rental build do go hand-in-hand.

Carrington Ridge was developed and built by Highstreet Ventures. Headquartered in Kelowna, Highstreet is a developer that is passionate about developing smarter real estate that makes a real impact. Investing in energy efficiency, quality finishes, and environmental sustainability enables their properties, like Carrington Ridge, to stand alone in the market place. By generating common area energy through solar power, offering electric car charging stations, and bike repair and storage for residents, Highstreet continues to promote sustainability on their path to net-zero communities.


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