The Canadian Home Builders Association has announced the finalists for the 2020 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence.
There were more than 700 entrants and the shortlist recognizes the best in Canadian new homes, home renovations, community development and marketing.
“When you look at these finalists, it’s amazing to see the variety of architectural styles being incorporated into residential housing in Canada today. Whether a home is built by a developer in a thriving new community or is a custom renovation done by a small family-run business, these projects showcase the pride we have in our industry,” said CHBA CEO Kevin Lee.
With housing affordability a key challenge for the industry, there is a new award category this year, the Entry-Level Home Affordability Award.
“Builders are always innovating to provide Canadians with housing options, and that includes getting increasingly creative to improve housing affordability for those who are trying to get into the market. We felt it was time to dedicate a category to those efforts, which can range from reducing the footprint of the home, to changing finishes, to incorporating a secondary suite for inter-generational families or rental income, to cost-effective energy efficiency features that don’t add to much cost to the purchase price but reduce operating costs – all while still producing homes that people are proud of and want to live in,” said Lee.
A full list of finalists can be seen at chba.ca.