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Ottawa Coach Houses with prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here
Tiny house

Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes & high-end tiny house kits

...Urban densification reduces urban sprawl and makes use of existing infrastructure and public transportation. Vancouver has been following this philosophy with t...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...urban living: U.S. studies regarding the energy impact of population by location shows 55% of the energy consumed by a family living in a house in a suburban ...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...transportation, and increasing a city's tax base without the high cost of building new infrastructure. But most importantly perhaps, urban densification helps...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...urban farming to installing renewable energy sources. 3. Eat local and get started in urban farming. Buying from food co-ops and shopping at farmers' market...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...transportation Protect natural areas and agricultural lands from urban sprawl Provide financial incentives to replace old wood stoves (northern Ontario in parti...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...urban density. It means easier access to the services you use, and it justifies improvements and expansions of public transportation. Vancouver SkyTrain ...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...transportation, bike lanes, encouraging laneway houses for urban density and requiring all new civic buildings to be zero emissions. The city has also imposed...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...transportation and community connectivity. That's why a Powerhouse certified building may also carry another certification such as LEED if they really want to s...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...transportation and existing infrastructure such as water, sewage and hydro. LEED encourages condensed housing and building on infill lots which serves to prot...

Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Green commuting - getting back to work after social distancing is relaxed

...transportation in many parts of the developing world. Cycling is widely regarded as a very effective, efficient and environmentally low-impact mode of transpo...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...urban infill building Urban infill construction slows urban sprawl and protects green space. That’s a good thing. But as so often is the case, those living in...