City Green is honoured to have received the following awards for our leadership and service excellence:

  • 2017: ENERGY STAR Canada Award for New Homes in the Sustained Excellence category
  • 2017: Finalist, Sustainable Business Practices Award, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017: Co-winners of the Heritage BC Award in the Heritage Planning and Management category
  • 2012: Green Community of the Year, Green Communities Canada
  • 2010: Environmental Award, District of Saanich
  • 2010: Innovation Award, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
  • 2010: Business of the Year (26-75 Employees) Award, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
  • 2007: Co-Finalist, Premiers Partnership Award for Innovation and Excellence, Province of BC
  • 2007: EcoStar Award for Leadership on Climate Change, Capital Regional District

ENERGY STAR® Canada Award for New Homes in the Sustained Excellence Category

Each year Natural Resources Canada recognizes Participants who have demonstrated particular excellence through its annual ENERGY STAR Canada Awards. Winners are selected based upon activities that advance market transformation on energy efficiency. City Green Solutions has enthusiastically promoted energy-efficient homes and ESNH, and has contributed to the advancement of energy efficiency in codes and increased awareness of ENERGY STAR certified homes in the market.

Noteworthy activities and accomplishments since 2010:

  • Chaired the Technical Advisory Committee that resulted in the implementation of the ESNH Standard in the British Columbia housing market in 2014.
  • Developed the ENERGY STAR Features Campaign, designed as both a consumer marketing campaign and an industry training initiative to foster greater understanding, and ultimately increased consumer valuation, of ENERGY STAR products and homes.

Finalist, Sustainable Business Practices Award, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

The Sustainable Business Practices Award honours a business that demonstrates sustainable business practices in their own operations (aside from the product or service for sale), including the use of energy efficient technology, and demonstrates how these practices benefit the regional environment. Special attention will be paid to businesses raising awareness, demonstrating leadership and commitment to sustainable development and energy conservation.

Co-winners of the Heritage BC Award in the Heritage Planning and Management category

City Green was co-awarded, along with the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, a 2017 Recognition Award in the Heritage Planning and Management category of the Heritage BC Awards. The Award was for the Vancouver Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant (HERG) program. The HERG program is designed to support energy retrofits that deliver measurable reductions in greenhouse gases (GHG’s) while conserving the heritage fabric and character elements of Vancouver homes. More info.

 Heritage Award Photo

Winner of the District of Saanich 2010 Business Environmental Award

The Saanich's Environmental Advisory Committee recognizes people and organizations that made a positive contribution to the natural environment in Saanich each year.

City Green was awarded the 2010 Business Environmental Award for helping Saanich residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes, including assisting more than 1300 homeowners in the District of Saanich access home energy efficiency assessments and rebates for their upgrades.

City Green is the recipient of the 2010 Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award (26-75 employees category). Sponsored by the Greater Victoria Development Agency, the award honours a business “that demonstrates continual business excellence through positive business growth, exemplifies superior customer service and embraces an outstanding commitment to quality.”


City Green recieved the 2010 Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Innovation Award. Sponsored by the University of Victoria, the award honours a business “that exemplifies successful innovation; displays vision in the development of new technologies, products and/or services and demonstrates the ability to take risks.”

Premiers Innovation and Excellence Award for the Energy Savings Plan (ESP)

As the lead in this Energy Savings Plan, City Green helped to create a one stop shop website where people can search for energy efficiency related grants available throughout B.C. People can search based on their location, building type or type of renovation.

The ESP website is a legacy of the ESP pilot project that ran from March 2006 to 2007. As lead in this project, City Green partnered with municipalities and community energy planners to link owners of low-income housing projects, multi-unit residential buildings, property owners, and homeowners, to provincial grants for energy efficiency building upgrades.

City Green - and all our partners in this innovative partnership among industry, governments, utilities, First Nations and others - became a finalist in the Premiers Innovation and Excellence Award. The ESP program promoted energy efficiency as a way to reduce consumer energy costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions from the residential sector.

CRD’s EcoStar Community Environmental

The CRD’s EcoStar Community Environmental Awards recognize outstanding achievements and contributions by local businesses, groups and individuals to enhancing our environment.

The CRD voted City Green the winner of the Climate Change award for our work with the Energy Savings Plan program. This award was sponsored by Golder Ecofys Solutions.