Peter Love, Leith Moore, Brian Denney

The Green Blitz-BILD of the Archetype Sustainable House

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) has teamed up with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to build a new cutting edge sustainable house at the Kortright Centre in Vaughan.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our members to get engaged and involved with a wonderful project that will give back to our community and help build the new greener GTA” said Michael Moldenhauer, President of BILD.BLITZlogo

Born out of a national intregrated design process competition, the Archetype Sustainable House will serve as an education facility for trades, builders, students and the public, with over 150,000 visitors projected annually. The addition of these houses will make the Living City Campus the site of the most comprehensive demonstration centres of conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable technologies in North America.

The two semi-detached units that will be built both serve to show the best green building practices of today, and what could be achieved moving forward.  They will allow for exploration into alternative technologies and renewable energy.  These homes will be a showcase for the building community of what can be achieved in environmentally conscious new home building of the future.

Energy and water conservation technologies, site management, material sourcing and construction processes are among the issues that will be addressed in these sustainable houses. Each home will be rated under a variety of voluntary new home labeling systems.

The official website for the house is located at

To learn more about the winning design visit:

To learn more about this engaging process read Michael Moldenhauer's article by clicking HERE.

Project Trailblazers include:

Berkshire Homes | The Conservatory Group | Fram Building Group | Mattamy | Rosehaven Homes | Royal Pines Homes | Chestnutt Hill Homes | Empire Communities | Greenpark | Metrus | Royal Park Homes | Sorbara Group


Our Green Donors:

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A Budget Heating

Advance Tile and Floor Coverings

Air Solutions 

Alpa Stairs

Aluma Systems

Arise Technologies


Bolton Electric

Boomerang Paints

Brooklin Qualit Concrete Products

CallRich Eco Services

City of Toronto

Canada Green Building Council

Cornell Chemical

D & D Painters

Daro Flooring Construction Ltd.


Decor and Living Inc.


DryVit Systems Canada

Durisol Building Systems Inc.

DX2 Technologies


Eden Energy

Empire Communities





Hanson Brick

Healthiest Home Inc.

Harring Doors

Home Depot




Jager Wood Products


Judo Water Treatment

Kent Trusses


Lucky Carpentry

Tony Santos

Green Neighbourhood Homes Inc.

Heritage siding and windows

Marel Constractors

Marvin Windows

Masco (Delta)

Metro Compactor Group


Mindscape Innovations


Muskoka Timber Mills

Nadurra Wood

Napolean Fireplaces

Natural Resources Canada

Nicholson Cates Forest Products

Noble Trade

North on Sixty

Osram Sylvania

Peel Region



Radiant Audio Design

Reliance Home Comfort

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Pine Homes


Sears Canada

Select Energy


Taymor Industries

Temp-cast Fireplaces

The Morgan Group

The Sorbara Group

Timber Systems


Upper Canada



White Gloves Cleaners

York Region

 Your Solar Home


For a full list of sponsors please visit