With over 45 years of industry experience, Christenson Group of Companies have created over 4,000 award-winning multifamily homes in Edmonton and the surrounding area.
Dedicated to fostering bold new directions for development while redefining the meaning and character of our communities, they are constantly finding creative ways to deliver a vision of comfort, style, and peace of mind. Their core guiding principle is “more choice, more freedom, more time”—more choices in lifestyle options, more freedom to live how you want, and more time to enjoy living.
Christenson specialize in offering a variety of lifestyle options within an Urban Village Concept. Including adult duplex bungalows, single family bungalows, two story duplexes and apartment style condominiums. Walking trails, parks, and convenient access to shopping, restaurants, and recreation are standard features for their Urban Village communities.
A Built Green® home has been built following sustainable building practices, and then third-party certified through Built Green Canada. As a homebuyer of a house certified through Built Green Canada you will enjoy a healthier, more durable home with a lower environmental impact. These homes are affordable with a reduction in monthly operating costs, automatic rebate eligibility, improved resale value, and more.
Each home includes options like VOC and formaldehyde-free building materials, third-party certified floor coverings, and Heat Recovery Ventilators that circulate air and remove allergens—contributing to improved air quality and fewer toxins and dust in the air. This means less stress on the respiratory and immune systems, and for those who suffer from ailments like asthma, the focus on improved air quality can become quite important and result in a much more comfortable home life.
Reducing environmental impact, both during the build and in the day-to-day operation of the home is a key feature of a Built Green® home. Some of the options to choose from include: energy efficiency—furnaces and air conditioners, windows, Energy Star appliances, etc.; electrical efficiency—Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) and Light-Emitting Diode (LED) to timers and motion sensors to whole-home automation; and water efficiency—water-saving toilets to low-flow showers and faucets to xeriscaping and more.
The EnerGuide label and Built Green® seal (applicable to single family and renovations) offer validation to the home’s energy efficiency and GREEN features. The labels are usually affixed to the furnace or electrical panel.
Increased home efficiency means long-term cost savings: on water, electricity, and gas bills.
When purchasing a Built Green® home you will receive a 15% mortgage rebate through CMHC and Genworth. If you paid $350,000 for your mortgage with a 5% deposit, you would receive a $2,000 rebate. You can calculate your rebate here.
In the long-term a Built Green® home will help you save money with fewer fix-its and renovations. These homes include a variety of durable features—from engineered lumber that resists warping to extremely durable exterior features such as 30-year shingles to waterproofing foundation walls.
Homes with green certification sell for close to 10% more on average than homes without (CHBA National).
Your certified Built Green® home will save you the expense of an energy assessment before you sell. You will save approximately $300 to $500, depending on your location.
Ask the area manager which homes are certified Built Green®.