Canadian Affordable Housing Gets A Green Hue

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has launched its Affordable Green Housing Program, which is designed to provide free green building registration and certification to charitable building projects.

Working with charitable housing groups like Habitat for Humanity, the free green building registrations and certifications will be administered by the CaGBC under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program.

The first project to take advantage of the Affordable Green Housing Program is the Sir Sam Steele project, a group of 32 homes that have been built by Habitat for Humanity Manitoba with the assistance of local LEED Canada for Homes Provider prairieHOUSE Performance Inc.

"Safe and affordable housing is a fundamental right for all Canadians, but we believe that this should be taken a step further, " says Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the CaGBC. "By offering these free certifications, it is our small way of helping to ensure that all Canadians have access to housing that is affordable and sustainable."


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