Green home building policies
Family homes take up three quarters of Vancouver's residential land, and produce about one fifth of the city's greenhouse gas emissions.
To counter this, the City has developed the Green Homes Program.
About the Green Homes Program
Under the Green Homes Program, new one- and two-family homes are required to include a number of sustainable features that will help you save energy, water, and money, while providing an improved indoor environment.
Houses are also required to be adaptable to future energy generation technologies as they become available, as well as power the next generation of cars.
By 2020, all new homes will consume up to 33% less energy. By 2030, all new homes will be carbon neutral.
12 ways to design your new home to be energy efficient
Did you know dual-flush toilets are required in new homes under the Green Homes Program in Vancouver? Click or tap a red button in any room of this interactive house to learn more about the requirements of this program: