LiveWell Cohousing, a consulting group in Vancouver, notes that environmental sustainability doesn’t have to cost more — especially when it’s embedded in a new development.
They have developed a list of more than 20 ways to incorporate greater sustainability into co-housing. A few of their “wins” include:
- Locate projects near existing amenities (within walking distance) to reduce dependence on cars.
- Advanced framing techniques (using about 25% less wood than typical framing)
- Passive heating and cooling
- Radiant floor heating