VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 23, 2015) - The finalists for the 2015 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island were announced today by the Victoria Residential Builders Association. Canada's leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction are showcased in the new homes, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living spaces.

"The CARE Awards finalists demonstrate the wide range of possibilities through innovative and sustainable building practices," says Bill Patterson, Chair of the 2015 CARE Awards. "Our West Coast lifestyle and seamless transition between indoors and outdoors are captured in these outstanding homes."

CARE Awards finalists are selected by a panel of industry professionals using criteria such as architectural design, quality workmanship, creative use of space, and energy efficiency. The categories are Residential Planning, Design & Construction; Interior Design; Commercial Planning & Design; Customer Service; Sales & Marketing; Special Achievement; and Special Interest.

The Gold winners will be announced at the CARE Awards gala on Saturday, October 17, Fairmont Empress Hotel. The public will select the winner of the People's Choice Award from finalist photos displayed at Hillside Centre September 4-18, and online at from August 24 to September 27. Voters are entered to win a stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort,, 2002 CARE Awards Project of the Year.

"The People's Choice Award offers the opportunity to view Canada's very best in sustainable West Coast living," says Casey Edge, Executive Director, VRBA. "From affordable family communities to waterfront dream homes, we invite the public to vote for their favourite."

The Victoria Residential Builders Association created the CARE Awards in 1991 to recognize Canada's finest in sustainable West Coast design and construction. The 2015 CARE Awards Finalists may be viewed at and VRBA appreciates the generosity and support of the following 2015 CARE Awards Sponsors:

GOLD: bClear Benefits; Bear Mountain - Ecoasis; Built Green; Coast Capital Savings; Hourigan's Flooring; McLaren Properties Ltd.; Travelers Insurance Company of Canada

SILVER: Victoria Real Estate Board

MEDIA: CTV; Times Colonist; Western Living Magazine

BRONZE: FortisBC; WBI Home Warranty

Contact Information:

Victoria Residential Builders Association
Casey Edge
Executive Director
(250) 383-5044

Victoria Residential Builders Association
Debra Dahlgren
(250) 383-5044