Celebrated every year, 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, this is something we think about and consider 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 real and far-reaching impact it has on the environment and the people who inhabit it.”
The green building movement adopted by Terra View Homes today arises from the need and desire for more energy efficient and environmentally friendly building practices. At the heart of this movement is the understanding that they must reduce and, if possible, eliminate any negative impacts involved in advancing the sector.
The benefits of green buildings can be grouped into three categories:
- and social
Implementing these practices is one of the most effective ways to achieve global goals, such as tackling climate change, creating sustainable, resilient and thriving communities, and driving economic growth.
“As our collective societies continue to grapple with the perils of climate change, Canada’s supply of future resilient buildings with Net Zero and Net Zero Ready homes will be one aspect of the green development movement that will be critical in instilling resilience into our urban environments.” Lambden added.
As a leader in green building, Terra View Homes believes that it is their responsibility to practice environmentally conscious buildings to reduce their impact on the environment and greatly reduce the carbon footprint of every Terra View homeowner.
They are proud to bring the first complete Net Zero Ready single family home community to Guelph at the Hart Village and NiMa Trails developments.
With homeowners increasingly concerned about the impact humans have 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 homes.
How we live begins with what we live in. So if our goal is to be eco-conscious, why not start by choosing an eco-conscious home?
The industry is seeing a permanent structural shift towards greener buildings and healthier homes. In the City of Guelph, the City’s Community Energy Initiative (CEI) has outlined a key goal of becoming a Net Zero Carbon community by 2050.
“This has got to be the norm,” Lambden said. “To achieve this, we must all consider not only the design and construction of new buildings, but existing buildings through energy retrofits on a large scale. To meet the demand for achieving this endeavour, the green building sector needs to increase its workforce. Jobs must be built around a 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 timing is very important.”
The theme for Earth Day 2022 is Investing in Our Planet. Around the world, businesses, governments, and citizens are held accountable for acting boldly, innovating broadly, and applying equitably to safeguard and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods, and our Earth.
Apart from continuing to apply their innovative and forward-thinking leadership in the green building sector, there are several things that Terra View Homes did to specially celebrate Earth Day this year:
What will you continue to do? #InvestInOurPlanet
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