Welcome to the Canadian sustainable building website!
Design accounts for only about 0.2% of the costs associated with occupying a
building over its life. Initial construction costs are less than 2% of the
lifecycle cost. However, the decisions and actions at this stage govern the other
98% of costs.
Productivity improvements can be many times the investment made during design
and construction. To achieve the full impact, changes are needed in knowledge,
commitment and process.
This site provides information to help owners, developers, and design consultants
make the changes by understanding the tangible benefits of building green, and the opportunities available to get
ahead of the game. On this site you will find: