Affordable Housing / Guides

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...Affordable Green Housing Program is the Sir Sam Steele project, a group of 32 homes that have been built by Habitat for Humanity Manitoba with the assistance of...

Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...affordable housing option as well as a trending alternative lifestyle choice across North America and Canada as people realize that “quality of life” doesn’t de...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...affordable.” “We’re very excited to see the continued growth of Passive House construction in Whistler,” said Mayor Wilhelm-Morden. “Affordability and energy ...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...affordable and sustainable housing option for the largest portion of our society: hard-working individuals who can't make ends meet due to the high cost of livi...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

Housing is an enormous source of carbon emissions, so it is also a place where we have tremendous room for improvement. This building guide will walk you throu...

Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
LEED Homes

Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

...housing options. Ormstown is on the edge of the Eastern Townships, and as you drive in, you notice instantly that it is everything you would hope and expect a...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...housing and the shortage of skilled labor, coupled with chronic cost and schedule overruns are leading more people towards this process. ” The main benefits o...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...housing stock diminishes and housing prices continue to rise to record-breaking heights. We now live in increasingly smaller and more diverse housing types such...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...Housing Corporation (CMHC) as part of their Healthy Housing Design Competition. What was to be built was a three-bedroom semi-detached home on a small lot in ...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...affordable way to break into the housing market. You can increase the value of your home while at the same time reducing its operating costs. Be sure to have ...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...affordable designs in fuel-efficiency and electrically-powered vehicles . Yet if you look back to the late 1800s, electric vehicles outsold combustion powered v...