Dieppe based builder Jacques LeBlanc of Metropolitan Homes has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association New Brunswick (CHBA-NB) for his work on energy efficient construction at a recent association meeting.
The builder also received a letter of achievement signed by Carol Buckley, director general of Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency. LeBlanc was also awarded the R- 2000 CHBA-NB Builder of the Year for Multi-Unit Construction Award. This was the 20th consecutive year he re- ceived the award.
LeBlanc and his team have built more than 300 R-2000 homes in his subdivisions in the Dieppe and Moncton area. In fact, LeBlanc is one of only three builders in all of Canada who has built more than 300 R-2000 homes. Over the past three decades, LeBlanc’s R-2000 homes have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 820 tons annually – the equivalent of taking 174 cars of the road each year, the CHBA- NB said in a news release. LeBlanc has also volunteered thousands of hours as president of both his local and provincial home builders’ associations. He has also served as the Atlantic Home Warranty Program’s president. In addition he served on the national board of directors of the CHBA and on countless committees and councils.