Environment - Community Housing Transformation Centre - Centre de transformation du logement communautaire

Improving the Sector’s Environmental Responsibility

We believe that the community housing sector must play a leading role in the fight against climate change.

All stakeholders must innovate to substantially reduce their ecological footprint and adapt to the forces of climate change. Currently, the design and construction of housing is generally completed without any real environmental consideration. Moreover, construction techniques favour speed over durability.

The Centre works to contribute to making the sector a leader in the implementation of new standards, methods and approaches in line with the development of a green economy.

Among other things, we promote:

  • Maximizing resources by the sharing of spaces, equipment and services
  • Integrating the interests of the greatest number of people in the short, medium and long term
  • The non-speculative nature of community housing, which allows for the use of quality materials and innovative construction techniques

We are therefore committed to:

  • Helping housing providers, as well as tenants and members of housing co-operatives, reduce their environmental footprint
  • Promoting the use of green tools and encouraging the implementation of environmental best practices

Green Compass

Map your environmental initiatives and energy efficiency performance.


Energy Efficiency Coaching Services

Call on our experts at no charge to:

  • Evaluate the energy saving opportunities available to you
  • Create an action plan to achieve your goals
  • Get support in applying for an SAH grant

Resource Inventory

Access a list of resources selected by the Centre’s team to meet your organizational needs based on your areas of interest and location. Included are the following:

  • Guides, reports and tools
  • Activities and training
  • Financing opportunities

News on improving the sector’s environmental responsibility

Because housing is a major component of Canada’s gas emissions and energy consumption, there is a need to design differently. The Centre believes that the community housing sector can play […]

La construction de logement au Canada est généralement faite avec très peu de considération pour l’environnement et pour l’écosystème local. Que ce soit les matériaux utilisés, les techniques de construction, […]

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