About 20 per cent of Ontario renters live in social housing. This doesn’t include the 168,000 Ontario households on the social housing waiting list. The Province’s social housing stock, created back in the 1970s and [...]
Passive House for affordable housing
A growing percentage of the building sector is convinced that the Passive House (aka Passivhaus) building methodology is the key to accomplishing ultra-low energy and affordability. What if we could create buildings that will use 75-90 percent less energy for heating and cooling? And, what if we could do this for little to no additional cost? And… what if could do these things right now?
The recent 2016 Federal Budget will inject over $1.5B into social housing over the next 3 years. Below is a summary of earmarked funding, with a focus on new construction of affordable housing, which most [...]