BuildGreen Solutions is a real estate advisory services company with unparalleled expertise in sustainability. We provide advisement on how to maximize environmental, social and economic returns from development projects in our roles as managers, educators, consultants and facilitators. Our team has developed skills in all aspects of green design, from finance to operations, air quality to energy efficiency, and from strategic policy to implementation.
BuildGreen Solutions (originally BuildGreen Developments) was founded by Canadian green building pioneer Joe Van Belleghem. From the outset, the organization was an innovator in an emerging field, applying a developer’s mindset to create leading-edge green projects. BuildGreen became part of the Windmill Developments family of companies, as both firms leveraged their synergies and potential for impact. Together, they quickly prevailed in a bidding competition for 15 acres of polluted waterfront land in Victoria, which was to become the precedent-setting Dockside Green.
BuildGreen has had a long history of innovation in Canada, including being involved in the first LEED Certified project in Canada, the first LEED Platinum mixed-use residential projects (Vento project in Calgary), and the highest scoring LEED project in history, at Dockside Green. BuildGreen continues to build on its groundbreaking past with an integrated team of committed professionals who strive to create exemplary triple-bottom-line solutions balancing social, economic and environmental returns in our projects and our operations. At BuildGreen Solutions, we all have a responsibility to be positive agents of change, and we work with partners who share these values.