More Canadians are seeking out homes that have been built with the environment in mind.

With climate change issues becoming increasingly real as weather incidents increase around the world we are looking to do what we can to reduce our impact on the environment.

Energy efficiency has been part of home building for many years but for many homeowners that has been more of a cost-saving consideration than a ‘green’ one. Now more of us want homes that are built in locations, and using materials, that lessen environmental impact.

These measures include homes that are closer to transit links, have toilets that use less water and energy-efficient furnaces.

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