TORONTO, May 2 /CNW/ - Tridel and Empire Communities were each selected
as Green Builder of the Year in their respective categories by the
Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) on April 29,
The Green Builder of the Year award recognizes the low- or high-rise
builders who demonstrate outstanding leadership in the implementation
of green building practices, be it resource conservation (energy,
water, etc.) or any other sustainable building practice or program.
Tridel once again came through as the greenest builder in the GTA's
high-rise market, defending its title from the previous year. The
builder has now won this award four times in its five-year existence,
and will undoubtedly aim to make it three in a row next year by
continuing to lead by example when it comes to green building.
In 2010, Tridel was recognized by the Canada Green Building Council
(CaGBC) for its industry leadership in marketing and construction of
high-rise condominiums. Tridel has built more LEED® projects within
the high-rise residential market than any other builder.
Empire Communities walked away with the Low-Rise Green Builder of the
Year award for the first time, having always been at the forefront of
green building. The builder's recent launch of its revolutionary ECO2
program is now a staple in every Empire home, offering homeowners
$8,000 of cost-saving, green features at no charge.
Empire also started a pilot program for solar energy, offering
homeowners free installation of rooftop solar panels in some of its GTA
"BILD has made a strategic commitment to promote best practices in
sustainable development and green building, and it's great to be able
to recognize two companies who clearly get it and walk the walk," said
BILD President and CEO Stephen Dupuis.
Throughout the night, BILD's social media team documented the event's
proceedings with live updates via Twitter (twitter.com/bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/bildgta), Youtube (youtube.com/bildgta) and BILD's official online blog (bildblogs.ca). For a complete list of recipients, as well as winners from previous
years, visit www.bildawards.com. With more than 1,350 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the
Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development
Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building
and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. BILD
is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders'
SOURCE Building Industry and Land Development Association
For further information:
| Andrei Zaretski |
Manager, Marketing & Media Relations
416-391-3450 or 416-843-4898
| Stephen Dupuis |
President, Chief Executive Officer
416-391-3453 or 416-948-8654