Building Contractors Salmon Arm: Green Emerald Group

Green Emerald Construction is committed to building noteworthy projects and homes. We take pride in our green building techniques, high quality materials, great customer service, and energy efficient houses for sale in Salmon Arm and Shuswap area. We are dedicated to keeping our customers in the loop with consistent progress updates and feedback. We’re there for our customers before, during, and after each project.

Green Emerald Construction has long been involved in the construction, real estate, and development business in BC. We have initiated and participated in projects on Vancouver Island, throughout the Lower Mainland, in Salmon Arm, and across the Shuswap area. We are a two-generation family company that strives for teamwork with our employees and trades to make the best product possible for our customers. Rely on our experienced building contractors in Salmon Arm if you are looking to build your dream property!

Advantages of Owning a New Green Emerald Construction Home

When you purchase a new Green Emerald Construction home, you are getting more than a house. You will own a state-of-the-art, cost effective, super comfortable home. All the homes Green Emerald Builds are green-built and energy-efficient. With the proven innovative technology and materials we use, you will save on your heating and cooling costs through enhanced energy-efficiency. Our homes are built for the future, far above the requirements of the BC Building Code. 

With your input and approval, the following are some of the systems we use in our new construction:

  • Structural Insulated Panels 
    This is a high-performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The exterior walls are premade panels consisting of a six-inch insulating foam core, sandwiched between two structural facings, usually oriented strand board. This makes a more air-tight, quieter, higher insulated home that is 300% structurally stronger than traditional stick framing. It eliminates a lot of wood waste (saving energy) and goes up faster (saving labour). You also have wood behind your drywall on all outside walls, so you are able to hang a picture or put up shelves anywhere!
  • Insulated Concrete Foundations
    We use 3.5” per side polystyrene foam forms with 6 inches of concrete and steel rebar in between. This stays in place as a permanent interior and exterior and gives you a warm (R-30) and dry basement. We also use 3” of foam (R-13) under the 4” basement slab to prevent heat loss into the ground. This can save you 30% of your energy costs in a heated basement. Above that is caulked and taped 6mil poly to prevent moisture and gasses leaching through the concrete and below is 4” of drain rock with outside ventilation for radon gas mitigation.
  • HRV – Heat Recovery Ventilation System
    A heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) is a balanced ventilation system, except it uses the heat in the outgoing stale air to warm up the fresh air. A typical unit features two fans—one to take out household air and the other to bring in fresh air. What makes an HRV unique is the heat-exchange core. The core transfers heat from the outgoing stream to the incoming stream in the same way that the radiator in your car transfers heat from the engine's coolant to the outside air. It's composed of a series of narrow alternating passages through which incoming and outgoing airstreams flow. As the streams move through, heat is transferred from the warm side of each passage to the cold, while the airstreams never mix. This gives you fresh air throughout the house and eliminates air and gasses from paint, carpets, plastics and other contaminates from your environment, at the same time as saving energy by recapturing heating or cooling.
  • Sound Proofing
    SIP houses are far quieter than a traditional stick framed house. We also use Roxul Safe and Sound between master bedroom and bathrooms and living areas.

GST on house purchase under $450,000.00?

Did you know that you can apply to get a rebate of some of the GST paid on the purchase of a new build by claiming your new housing rebate? Just apply with Canada Revenue Agency form GST190E (17).

Property transfer tax? Not applicable to our homes if they are under $750,000.00.

Building Green

Here is a recent newspaper article about us. Read more about it here!

Awards and Recognitions

  • Canadian Home Builders Silver 2018 Keystone Award for Excellence in Building Energy Efficiency
  • Canadian Home Builders Silver 2019 Tommie Award for Excellence in Environmental Initiative in Construction (Residential or Commercial)

We are a federally ENERGY STAR®-certified company and also have a “Built Green” certification for all our homes.

We have a waste management plan that includes recycling; lumber is recycled by staff and donations.

Our Passion Is Your Comfortable Home

Some of the standard features of our homes include:

  • Full HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) system
  • Furnaces with 96%-98% efficiency
  • Double low-e argon windows
  • Six-inch EPS foam structural insulated panel exterior walls for airtight construction
  • Soundproofing and higher R Value
  • Direct-vent water tanks
  • Metal and cardboard recycling bins
  • Under-slab insulation for warm basements
  • Spray-foamed rim joists or hung from the inside of the ICF to prevent thermal bridging
  • ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) basement walls (R30)
  • LED lighting

Design permitting, most of our homes achieve an ENERGY STAR® rating of 80+ and can be up to 88 with additional options such as triple-glazed windows, heat pumps, hot water on demand, solar panels, etc. We believe that this extra effort and time ensures our customers will have long-lasting comfort, a healthier home and low energy costs.

Check out our homes for sale here.

Real Estate Development and Licenced Home Builder

Green Emerald is a provincially licensed, registered builder and insured with:

Pacific Home Warranty for the BC Homeowner Protection Program

Contact Us Today

To speak to our building contractors in Salmon Arm about your upcoming project or plan, contact us today. Share your dreams with us; we are here to make them come true! Call 250-833-5855 for more information.

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Pleasure to Work With!

“A beautifully designed and superbly constructed home by Green Emerald Estates located in this new Upper Lakeshore neighbourhood--and now my husband and I have the privilege of owning this gem. Gary Arsenault and his team were a pleasure to work with. Any changes we requested were attended to promptly. Tradespeople are professional and courteous.”

- Marta M.


Green Emerald Construction

Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2A3

Phone: 250-833-5855




By appointment only

Service Area

Salmon Arm and surrounding areas


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