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How to Build Green for a Healthy Future

by Michael Buzzelli

Canadians know that our built environment – homes, offices, factories, roads and infrastructure – holds the key to an environmentally sustainable and healthy future.  The energy and environmental demands of the built environment will undergo substantial changes in the years ahead. Several pressures exist: looming carbon cap and trade legislation, shrinking energy resources and, perhaps most importantly, evolving attitudes toward our consumption and production patterns.
Green building and development (GBD) faces a classic policy paradox: we collectively agree that improvements are needed in the built environment but we are caught in a whirlwind of information and debate about how to move forward.

Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) recently released a report, Green Building and Development as a Public Good, which documents the range of options for implementing GBD, and concludes that collaborative governance structures in particular are critical for advancing GBD effectively and efficiently.

Release Date: 10 Sep 2009
Number of pages: 3
Document number: 51719