Climate Change

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Who Pays for Green? The Economics of Sustainable Buildings... Click here to view the report. 

CBRE.jpgGreen Homes Sell for More: LEED Introduces Program Design for Residential Construction
It is evident that green homes use less natural resources, create less waste and provide superior living environments for occupants. Energy and water bills are lower, maintenance costs are less and high-quality building materials generate greater value. As a result, people who live in green homes save money, enjoy a healthy living space and make a significant environmental to read more.

CBRE Makes a Financial case for Building Green.

CB Richard Ellis, the worldwide behemoth of real estate services, issued the report Who Pays for Green? The Economics of Sustainable Buildings... Click here to view the report. Author: Christopher Andrew Higgins, LEED AP   

BC Sustainability at Home: A Toolkit

Together The Natural Step, Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre, and the David Suzuki Foundation have created "Sustainability at Home: A Toolkit." It's a one-stop shop, designed to help with everyday decision-making - offering solutions to challenging questions that save both time and money. This toolkit provides tips to help BC residents understand the impacts of their decisions and answer tricky questions about the choices and tradeoffs we all make when trying to do the right thing.

Click here to view a copy online 

From the Green Economy Post -"Using Green Leases to Improve Building Performance" 

From RREEF Research - "Globalization and Global Trends in Green Real Estate Investment"
Canada Green Building Council Releases LEED Canada 2009 Rating System

Canada is Failing to Capitalize on Global Green market

MLS Study on Green Homes

The Natural Step Toolkits for Sustainability

Major Tipping Point in the Earths’ Climate System and Consequences for the Insurance Sector

Using Green Leases to Improve Building Performance

Globalization and Global Trends in Green Real Estate Investment

Canada is failing to capitalize on Global Green Market