Protecting the Environment
This world is the only one we have. Investing in sustainability will save your co-op money and protect future generations too.
Check out ideas from the Agency, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada and others that will help reduce your co-op’s footprint. Investments that pay returns to the environment could also pay returns to your co-op.
Sustainable Affordable Housing Resources
Model Environmental Sustainability Policy
Regional Energy Coaches Pilot Program
FCM - Sustainable Affordable Housing Fund Information Sheet
CMHC Co-Investment Fund Information Sheet
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From new construction to sustainability upgrades, a housing co-op always has projects on its wish list.
Stanley Knowles Housing Co-operative says, “Money saved on energy is money in our pockets.” Read its story for the ideas and the inspiration.
If your co-op is shrinking its environmental footprint, why not share your own story? You can be inspiring too!