Sustainability in co-housing

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

 

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