Toronto Community Housing leads green push

The Humber Blvd. building seems an unlikely headquarters for Toronto’s fight against climate change. The 14-storey highrise near Weston Road and St. Clair Ave. looks like just another rundown Toronto Community Housing dwelling – dirty brown brick, smeared glass doors and rusty garbage bin slumped by the entrance. But step inside the lobby, and the…

Builder’s energy plan goes green

Homebuyers have for years been hearing about the “green” benefits of using geothermal energy to heat and cool a residence, but ask most home builders in Canada’s risk-averse housing sector if they plan to embrace the technology and the excuses start flying. Geothermal systems and other technologies aimed at improving a home’s energy efficiency are…