Tridel and Mason Homes paint the GTA green

GREATER TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ - Tridel and Mason Homes were recognized for their leadership in sustainable development and green building as both companies came away from the 30th Annual BILD Awards, held April 30, 2010, with Green Builder of the Year honours.

Tridel captured the coveted Green Home Builder of the Year trophy for the third time since the award's inception in 2007. The developer was the inaugural winner, repeated in 2008 and narrowly missed the 'three-peat' last year. "Tridel is a company that absolutely gets it when it comes to green building, not to mention quality and service," said BILD President and CEO Stephen Dupuis.

On the low-rise side, the Green Home Builder of the Year award also went to the 2007 winner, in this case Mason Homes. Mason Homes is on a green roll, having recently been recognized as Provincial Green Builder of the Year by EnerQuality Corporation and local Green Builder of the Year by the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Home Builders' Association.

"In our humble opinion, Mason faced its toughest competition in the BILD Awards, coming out on top under the leadership of founder Gord Mason, who was a green developer and builder long before it was cool, and Sean Mason, who has inherited his father's commitment to sustainable development and green building and taken it to the next level," said BILD President and CEO Stephen Dupuis.

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.

Judging criteria evaluates how much each company has differentiated itself in the market through the adoption of green building practices, from the site planning stage right through home design and construction. Green marketing techniques, campaigns and partnerships are also weighed when reviewing submissions.

For a complete list of recipients at the 30th Annual BILD Awards, as well as a list of winners from previous years, visit

With more than 1,300 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' Associations.

SOURCE Building Industry and Land Development Association

For further information: For further information: Andrei Zaretski, Manager, Communications, (416) 391-3450 or (416) 843-4898,; Stephen Dupuis, President, Chief Executive Officer, (416) 391-3453 or (416) 948-8654,

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