Communities / Guides

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...communities. This is according to the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), with its chief executive Romilly Madew explaining that such constructions ar...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...communities. We trust in the inherent wisdom of Indigenous communities as active partners in clean energy projects, respecting cultures and traditional territor...

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...communities are connected to balance energy loads between commercial and residential buildings. Because commercial buildings generally draw more power during th...

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

...communities. However, a local government may require that the tiny houses contain at least one internal toilet and shower or that the mobile home communities mu...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...communities more resilient, and to protect lives and property in times of disaster. Green building practices, resiliency of our communities and emergency manage...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...communities. Evaluate the potential for the project to enhance the ability of a community to support a car free lifestyle based on the density and the ratio o...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...communities. This money not only helps homeowners improve their homes, they in turn hand it to small businesses and local contractors, which is the size of busi...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...communities that are more geared towards walking, cycling and public transportation Protect natural areas and agricultural lands from urban sprawl Provide finan...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...communities. If we're lucky enough to have a little space at home, especially if we have a garden, they can produce abundent vegetables and fruits in an urban s...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...communities. Outside of household furnishings, to further reduce your exposure choose lean cuts of meat, low fat dairy products, and avoid farmed salmon, a no...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...communities. This traditional looking house is modest in size, each side of this duplex is 960 square feet with two bedrooms and an unfinished basement. Like ...