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Why Build Built Green

Excel Homes strongly believes in preserving natural resources for our future generations and we continuously strive to be one of the top leaders in the industry with green initiatives. As the #2 builder of registered BUILT GREEN® homes in the country, we have been a certified BGC builder since 2007 with more than 5,000 BUILT GREEN® homes under our belt.

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Surviving the Holiday Stress.

It's the most wonderful time of the year when our imagination tends to conjure up sipping hot cocoa around a roaring fire and visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads. For every wonderful and fun moment we love about the holiday season, there can also be fraught with stress and anxiety. This holiday season, we're presenting you with a guide on how to survive the holiday stress and make the most out of this special time of year.

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BUILT GREEN® rebates.

At Excel Homes, all of our homes are BUILT GREEN® Certified which means you save money on your home, while also helping the environment. Keep reading to learn more!

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Earth Day: Tips for a Green Spring Clean

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, we’re sharing some of our favourite eco-friendly cleaning tips. It’s time to raid your pantry, and clean green this spring. All you’ll need is fresh water, vinegar, lemon, baking soda, eco-friendly dish soap, a few old dishcloths and a toothbrush.

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Simple Healthy Meal Ideas

After overindulging throughout the holidays we’re all looking for simple ways to add more nutritious food into our diet. Unfortunately eating healthier can often feel a bit daunting for busy families who are always on the go. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favourite, simple to make, healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas. We hope you enjoy!

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The Gift of Giving

The holiday season is officially upon us. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and hustle and bustle of it all. Parties fill up our calendars and we spend hours at the mall, and online, looking for the perfect gifts. December is also the time of year when those less fortunate feel the hardship of not having enough even more. The gift of giving is a wonderful lesson to share with family. Excel has always felt strongly about giving back to our community, and we encourage others – who are able – to do the same. You’ll find many amazing non-profits to support in Calgary, including the organizations we’ve featured below.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Your Kids

Earth Day is a global celebration that takes place annually on April 22. It’s a day to be mindful of our planet, learn about sustainable practices and honour the environment. To get you in the spirit, we’ve unearthed a few family friendly activities, events and ideas to check out over the coming week. From fairies to fish to farmers – there’s something here to capture the hearts, minds and imagination of your little ones.

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Eco-Friendly Spring Gardening Tips and Tricks

The recent streak of warm weather in Calgary has everyone excited about spending more time outdoors. Garden centres are open and it is now time to start thinking about prepping your yard for spring. Make the most of the season and create an outdoor space that is both welcoming and eco-friendly. Check out these green thumb tips to get you started.

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Make Your Home Clean and Green This Spring

Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers bloom, grass turns green and songbirds return to our gardens. Mother Nature is in her glory and Calgarians embrace every moment. Spring is also the time of year that we open our windows, dust off the cobwebs and scrub down our homes. Unfortunately, some of the cleaning products we use can harm the environment and the people we love. To help you keep your home green and clean we’ve gathered a few of our favourite eco-friendly tips and tricks.

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