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At BuildGreen Solutions Inc. we specialize in bringing sustainability to bear on urban land development.

  • Sustainability in real estate development is our whole and only reason for being.
  • Our unique expertise is in making green real estate financially successful. This means starting with a solid understanding of the market, its desires, and its priorities.
  • We are not just consultants. As a subsidiary of Windmill Developments, our expertise and experience is in doing sustainable real estate development and not just advising. We partner with clients to make great green things happen.
  • Our view and understanding of sustainability is broad and deep, ranging from traditional “green” considerations to the human and social experience of development.
  • We excel with bold sustainability goals.
  • Our expertise includes leadership through major project parameters, including development financials, city approvals, design, technical performance, project management, and community engagement.
  • A hands-on team of senior consultants is involved in every project from beginning to end.

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  • We are currently working with Windmill Developments to create Canada’s first One Planet Community – and one of the world’s greenest multi-use communities – at Ottawa’s “Zibi”.  Although the site was very complex and involved multiple stakeholder groups (two cities, two provinces, NCC, Conservation Authority, Heritage, Brownfields and two First Nations groups), the rezoning was achieved within 6 months.
  • “The Currents”, in Ottawa, was among the first projects in Ontario to incorporate a solar wall, and capture rainwater to flush toilets.
  • “Aqua + Vento”, in Calgary, was the first mixed use residential building in North America to achieve LEED Platinum.
  • “The Eddy”, also in Ottawa, will incorporate Ontario’s first (and Canada’s second) underground puzzle parking system, which will use 60% less space and keep emissions outside the building, and will also be among the first condominium projects to include a geothermal heating system.
  • “Dockside Green”, in Victoria, was recognized by the Clinton Foundation as one of the greenest sixteen developments around the world.

Our experience is
broad and deep.

  • Involvement in over 100 green building projects, from new construction to existing buildings, neighbourhood and campus developments, and commercial retrofits.
  • Certification Review for more than 50 projects with the Green Building Certification Institute.
  • Extensive experience achieving some of the highest levels of certification, such as LEED Platinum.
  • Supporting ambitious One Planet ‘zero carbon’ developments.
  • Financial intelligence to make green buildings economically successful.
  • Extensive experience with large-scale community-based projects across North America.

BuildGreen Solutions’ partners and staff are senior, experienced professionals with a holistic understanding of sustainability challenges and solutions. Our expertise includes all aspects of real estate planning, development, and sustainability – from finance to operations, air quality to energy efficiency, and from strategic policy to implementation. We have successfully grappled with tough choices, met budgets and schedules, and delivered innovative, cutting-edge projects.  We bring maturity and experience to our clients’ pursuit of sustainability.

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