Celebrated annually, Earth Day provides an opportunity to reflect on what we as individuals and organizations can do to restore and care for our planet.
“At Terra View Homes, it is something we think about and take into consideration each and every day,” said Andrew Lambden, founder and CEO at Terra View Homes. “The building sector is widely recognized — both here in Canada and on a global scale — for the pronounced and far-reaching impact it has on both the environment and the people who inhabit it.”
The green building movement that Terra View Homes has adopted today arose out of the need and desire for more energy efficient and environmentally friendly building practices. At the core of the movement is the understanding that they must mitigate and, where possible, eliminate any negative impacts involved as they move the sector forward.
The benefits of green building can be grouped within three categories:
- and social
Implementing these practices is one of the most effective means to achieving a range of global goals, such as addressing climate change, creating sustainable, resilient and thriving communities, and driving economic growth.
“As our collective society continues to grapple with the perils of climate change, future-proofing Canada’s building stock with Net Zero and Net Zero Ready homes will be one aspect of the green building movement that will be essential in embedding resilience into our urban environments,” adds Lambden.
As leaders in green building, Terra View Homes believes it is their responsibility to practice environmentally-conscious building to lessen their impact on the environment and greatly diminish the carbon footprint of each Terra View homeowner.
With homeowners becoming increasingly concerned about human impact on their local environment and the planet at large, Terra View’s Net Zero and Net Zero Ready single family homes offer a solution for those looking to reduce their environmental footprint through the design and construction of their home.
How we live starts with what we live in. So if our goal is to be environmentally conscious, why not start by choosing an environmentally conscious home?
The industry is seeing a permanent, structural shift towards green building and healthier homes. In the City of Guelph, the City’s Community Energy Initiative (CEI) has outlined a main goal to become a Net Zero Carbon community by 2050.
“This must become the norm,” said Lambden. “In order to achieve this, we all must consider not just the design and construction of new buildings, but existing ones through deep energy retrofits at scale. To meet the demand to achieve these efforts, the green building sector will need to grow its workforce. Jobs must be built around the low carbon economy.”
“There is still time to solve the climate crisis and restore nature. There is still time to create a prosperous and sustainable future for our planet, our children and their children. But time is of the essence.”
The Earth Day 2022 Theme was Invest In Our Planet. Across the world, businesses, governments and citizens are being held accountable to act boldly, innovate broadly and implement equitably to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods and our Earth.
Beyond continuing to implement their innovative and forward thinking leadership within the green building sector, there are a few things Terra View Homes did to specifically celebrate Earth Day this year:
- Earth Day Clean Ups: Every Friday throughout the month of April, they encouraged their trade partners to work together to complete regular site cleanups around their projects, on adjoining trails, wetlands or storm ponds.
- Participated in the City of Guelph 2022 Clean and Green: Terra View Homes is proud to have been one of the founding members of the City of Guelph’s Clean and Green annual spring clean up. They encouraged their team and community to participate on April 30th.
- Continuing to educate current and prospective homeowners about what to look for in a “green” home builder and how to better operate their “green” homes.
What will you continue to do? #InvestInOurPlanet