CHBA recognizes achievement in sustainable design, green building and more traditional categories

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Canadian Design and Construction Report special feature

The growing interest in sustainable design and green building has resulted in new opportunities to recognize and celebrate innovators and projects making headlines. Several of these achievements were recognized at the twenty-fourth annual Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC)’s Georgie Awards and at CHBA’s 73rd annual national conference in Kelowna. “

As submissions become more spectacular, the competition intensifies: multi-million-dollar estates, soaring towers, timbered vacation homes, dramatic landscaping,” CHBA BC said in a statement. “Among this year’s highlights: an architecturally stunning Italian palazzo overlooking a two-acre trout lake and an 8,500 sq. ft. pond, multiple fountains recirculating rainwater, on the site of a former gravel pit. Travelling through time to another galaxy, a Stargate sculpture, part of a spaceship on the show, with working gears and lights, has become the centrepiece of an extraordinary wine display.”

Award eligibility is limited to companies or association companies who are members of the association. Projects had to be completed between January 2014 and September 2015.

The call for entries for the 2017 Georgies – for projects completed between January 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016 will open in July.

The sold out event, which drew more than 600 members and guests, took place in March at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.

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