Many people think that making a sustainable building is all about choosing the right materials, systems and design features. These are, of course, very important elements.
But there’s more to keeping a project sustainable than this. Take for example the electricity used to build the house before it has a power source of its own. For Canada’s Greenest Home, we made arrangements with our project neighbours (class participant Brian Tighe and his partner Emily Higginson) to use power from their home. And they switched their home to Bullfrog Power www.bullfrogpower.com so they are helping to guarantee clean, renewable energy on the Ontario grid and ensuring that our project has the least possible impact on the environment, even during the construction stage.