OTTAWA, ONTARIO – June 22, 2004 The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the creation of a national Canadian consumer protection organization: Canadians for Properly Built Homes (CPBH). This new organization envisions healthy, safe, durable, energy efficient residential housing for Canadians.
Consumers are experiencing problems in new home construction and home renovations in different regions of Canada. This national organization will strive to increase consumer awareness and influence all levels of government to make positive, meaningful change a reality in both the new home and home renovation industries. The volunteer Board of Directors is supported by a volunteer Advisory Council, which includes industry experts.
While many new homes and renovation projects meet appropriate building code standards, there is clear evidence that serious deficiencies exist in various regions in Canada. There is often insufficient consumer protection related to poor construction.
Our Web site describes CPBH's current projects and how Canadians can get involved. Canadians for Properly Built Homes should be of interest to all Canadians because tax dollars are being spent to fix the problems caused by poor home construction and renovations. Examples include energy inefficiencies being addressed through Natural Resources Canada programs and government assistance to the leaky condominiums in British Columbia.
This is the first known national consumer protection organization in Canada related specifically to home construction and renovation. Similar consumer protection organizations have been established in the United States.
For further information:
Visit our Web site: www.canadiansforproperlybuilthomes.com
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