In 2016, the team decided with all the green initiatives they were already doing that it was time to look into green certification programs to push the design even further. After reviewing multiple certifications, the team decided on Built Green.
Projects certified through Built Green Canada take a holistic approach to sustainability, including energy efficiency, and then going beyond to include materials and methods, indoor air quality, ventilation, waste management, water conservation, and overall business practices. For community members, it means a healthier, more durable home with a lower environmental impact, which comes with the added benefit of reduced monthly costs.
In 2017, one team meeting about pushing the boundaries even further on green initiatives set the foundation for a very ambitious goal –
to own and operate $200M of net-zero real estate by 2024.
Since that initial meeting in 2016, Highstreet has enrolled 10 communities, and counting, for certification through Built Green Canada.