Sustainable community / Guides

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

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...community will eventually connect the school, community center, day care, grocery store and coffee shops when the community is complete. Residents and visitors ...

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

Landmark Homes Inc. In Calgary Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 net zero home...

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...sustainable community development practices. We work closely with our member organizations who are involved in the design, construction and operation of buildin...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...community. Bluewater Health achieved LEED certification for its reduced energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporating a variety of othe...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...sustainable energy. The most important programs that emerged from the GEGEA were the provincial FIT and microFIT programs. While the larger FIT program is des...

Real estate

Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

...community resources. Buying into a 55-plus community is a good fit for some retirees. These homes are designed for aging in place and frequently provide conve...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

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

...community housing. The 20/20 Catalysts Program currently includes 40 mentors from a wide range of fields; from Indigenous leaders who have completed projects,...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...community for a much lower cost. Now you know more about the Tesla Solar Roof, find more info pages about Solar PV & sustainable & resilient green bui...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...community and civil society to help advance green building as a complementary strategy to address pre- and post-emergency management situations, ultimately forg...

All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?
Flooring and stairs

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

...sustainable eco-friendly building materials. Hemp is a very sustainable crop given the quick growing time and the amount of carbon sequestered in hemp building ...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...community to support a car free lifestyle based on the density and the ratio of the following occupancy types within a defined catchment area surrounding the pr...