Green building saves money and creates jobs. It's also the simplest way for communities to lower dependency on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In This Series
Green doesn't have to mean expensive, exotic or uncomfortable. First in a series.
Three affordable homes that could change that way you think about green building. Second in a series.
The Tyee Guide to green building certification systems in Canada. Third in a series.
Vancouver aims to boost a new employment sector: recycling buildings.
Canadians helped invent a house so efficient you could heat it with a hair dryer. Then we forgot about it. First of three parts.
Canada's first Passivhaus points to the future of green building with wood. Second of three parts.
In Europe, that is, where Passivhaus principles are going into building codes. Could B.C. do it?
Students and teachers are more healthy and productive in sustainably-built schools, research shows.
UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability aims to set a new North American standard by actually benefitting the environment.
On-bill financing is making energy saving upgrades more affordable in the US. And soon here?
As U.S. programs show, Canada could 'win-win-win' by doing more to help homeowners retrofit.
Home buyers deserve labels revealing future utility costs, say efficient building advocates.
We asked experts how to make true sustainability the norm. Here's what they told us. Last in a Tyee Solutions Society series.