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Interview with VRBA in Canadian Contractor Magazine

Casey Edge, VRBA’s Executive Director was interviewed in Canadian Contractor magazine and had this to say about residential construction, BC Energy Step Code, housing affordability and other topics.   

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Housing Affordability Needs Actionable Targets

BC’s housing affordability challenges can be traced to the Local Govt Act.  The Act supports municipal self-determination creating broad powers in building regulation, planning and land use. This policy even limits the province’s ability to amalgamate small communities to support effective regional planning and policing. It undermines initiatives like sewage treatment, LRT, and is at […]

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2016 CARE Awards Showcase Canada’s Finest West Coast Homes

Victoria, BC – Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction showcased their projects at the 2016 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island on Saturday, October 1 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. (The media release is here.) (A selection of photos is available here, and more will be added […]

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Free Seminar On Energy Efficiency for VRBA Members

Victoria Residential Builders Association Presents a Free Morning Seminar for Members – this seminar has been pre-approved for 3 Continuing Professional Development credits by the HPO for licenced builders in BC Advancing Energy Efficiency in Home Construction 8:30    Coffee 8:40    Welcome and Introduction – Casey Edge, Victoria Residential Builders Association 8:45    Where are the codes and […]

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Try VRBA Expression of Interest

Thinking of building a new home or renovating? Many consumers are using our online Expression of Interest form making it easy to get quotes from VRBA’s professional contractors. Visit vrba.ca/hire-a-vrba-member and fill out the form which is forwarded to members. There is no cost or obligation. Our Expression of Interest puts your project in front […]

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Thank You Readers

In my final week as VRBA President, I want to offer a special thank you to T-C readers for reading my weekly columns on housing. A constant theme has been that homes must be affordable as well as professionally-built and energy efficient. This year, VRBA’s industry voice led to two important achievements: Education Standards for […]

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Try VRBA Expression of Interest

Thinking of building a new home or renovating? Many consumers are using our online Expression of Interest form making it easy to get quotes from VRBA’s professional contractors. Visit vrba.ca/hire-a-vrba-member and fill out the form which is forwarded to members. There is no cost or obligation. Our Expression of Interest puts your project in front […]

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CARE Awards a Celebration of People

Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction recently showcased their projects at the 2015 CARE Awards.  “Hawks Nest” by KB Design and Jason Powell Construction was the big winner capturing 5 Gold CARE Awards including Project of the Year – Single Family.  Winning Project of the Year – Multi-Family was “Retirement Community in […]

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Protect Housing in Urban Containment Areas

There is an ongoing erosion of housing in areas specifically designated for housing and development.   These areas are identified in community plans as Urban Containment Boundaries (UCB). The purpose of a UCB is to identify regions suitable for housing development and higher density encouraging diversity, affordability, efficient transit and infrastructure. By identifying a UCB, the […]

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Vote for 2015 People’s Choice

The 2015 CARE Awards Finalists have been announced and you can help choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Beautifully crafted homes, kitchens, bathrooms and more can be viewed online starting Aug 24 – Sept 27 at careawards.ca and at the Hillside Centre photo display, Sept 4 – 18. Vote for your favourite project […]

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