Green Builder of the Year

DRHBA Awards of Excellence 2021 | Durham Region Home Builders' Association


This award highlights the Home Building Company that raises the bar for the rest of the industry through

its leadership in improving the environment, energy efficiency, deep greening, and overall technical image

of the industry. This award will be given to the company that is pushing the limits to help reduce the

impact of the building and development sector on the environment, in particular through energy-efficiency

and low carbon construction techniques.

Judging Criteria:

Consumer education: Provide examples of marketing and promotional material that promotes the depth of greening and/or energy efficiency, provide the specifications that document the green features and leadership that is provided to purchasers and/or marketing information to attract people to you.

Environmentally friendly building designs and techniques: Provide a narrative description and    photographs of a project you have completed in the past year that demonstrates your company’s      dedication to advancing sustainable design and construction in the home building industry, in particular through low carbon/energy efficient approaches.

Leadership in advancing green building awareness: Within the residential construction industry, what committees, Boards, or agencies does your company participate on to improve green building awareness? Provide written examples or company ‘resume’.

Leading-edge waste management strategies: What does your company do to reduce, reuse, or        recycle over and above regulation?

Community service: Provide written details of involvement or enhancement in greening your         community.

Support of industry: Raising the awareness of the industry, promotion of the association, volunteer participation. Provide written details/examples.

The 2021 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2020 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2020 in order to submit an application.

2. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.

3. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

4. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.