Environmental Initiative Award - Residential or Commercial

CHBA Northern BC Housing Awards of Excellence | Canadian Home Builders' Northern BC


This award recognizes a member who embraces environmental, economic and social aspects of their project and incorporates creative and innovative solutions, while maintaining a consideration for the environment. This award recognizes the efforts to reduce environmental impact on the surrounding area and add quality of life to the community.

  • Completed online entry describing how the project best meets the criteria
  • Up to 14 digital images that best represent the project
  • Floor and/or site plan
  • Any certificates earned (Energy StarĀ®, EnerGuide, Built GreenĀ®, LEED and/or R-2000, Net-Zero Energy Certificate or Label)
  • Completed Homeowner Permission Form, if applicable
Criterion Weight
Sensitivity to site conditions and surrounding environments 16.7%
Selection of materials and resources 16.7%
Energy and water saving considerations 16.7%
Construction practices and details of certification program chosen 16.7%
Innovation and design 16.7%
Inclusion of high efficiency appliances to promote conservation of energy 16.7%