Tag Archives: green

Highlight: Sustainable Living In Old Ottawa East

More than ever, sustainable living practices are increasing in popularity. The Sustainable Living Ottawa East (SLOE), a committee of the Ottawa East Community Association, is paving the way for this initiative in their community. The SLOE is charged with planning, developing, networking, and fundraising for these projects that support their mandate of ensuring that the […]

Community Spotlight: LeBreton Flats

Overlooking the Ottawa River, LeBreton Flats is one of the most popular Ottawa Walking District inner cities. With over forty percent of the community reserved for parks and open areas, this neighbourhood has an abundance of space for pedestrians to enjoy the outdoors. Many residents can be found biking or skating to nearby shops and […]

Ottawa Citizens Willing To Pay More for Energy Efficient Homes

A survey conducted by EnerQuality, a certification and consulting firm for the homebuilding industry, reported that Ottawa home owners are prepared to pay up to $13,000 more for an energy efficient home. Almost 90 percent of people stated that energy efficiency was either somewhat or extremely important to them. The reasoning? Long-term cost savings. Corey […]

Choosing a Sustainable Neighbourhood in Canada

Sustainability is trendy. From clothes to cars to homes, it seems that everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. However, in order to ensure the longevity of the planet, people are beginning to realise that sustainable living is not just a passing fad, but a way of life. Here are some tips that Canada Mortgage and […]

Chapman Mills Welcomes New Green Condo Community

As living “green” continues to gain popularity, more affordable choices of sustainable housing are beginning to enter the market. One such development is the new project from Minto Communities. Stonefield Flats aims to be Canada’s largest Leadership and Energy Environmental Design (LEED) multi-family compound. The series of 10 buildings, housing 16 condos each, are being […]