Co-op housing and sustainability

How cool is this. A new Toronto co-op combines housing, training and sustainability. The Toronto Community Housing building, which is helping to relocate residents from the Regent Park redevelopment, has achieved LEED Gold certification. Its “deconstructed” space allows room for green walls, urban gardening, passive ventilation ¬†and cooling. (Post¬†continues below illustration.)

It’s a much larger scale that what we’re proposing, of course, but many of the energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction measures may be applicable.