Sustainable communities / Guides

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

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...sustainable development leaders from all over the globe. The aim of the event is to demonstrate how sustainable buildings play a role in improving communities...

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...

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...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...sustainable building codes to make our communities more resilient, and to protect lives and property in times of disaster. Green building practices, resiliency ...

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...

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...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Sustainable Solutions Tay Township, ON Habitat for Humanity Manitoba Winnipeg, MB Habita...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...sustainable building products and installation techniques. We at Ecohome are hoping this speeds the adoption of better sustainable construction products and m...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...communities you will be able to find local farmers offering vegetables, meats and eggs. In certain ways rural living can’t help but increase your personal emiss...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...sustainable building design, construction and transformation, illustrating the ever-growing international demand for LEED green buildings. The announcement come...

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...