Sustainable Community Planning

The goal of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC’s) research on sustainable community planning is to encourage neighbourhood design and land use planning approaches that reduce costs and environmental impacts, while maintaining community livability. Our research provides best practices in design and development, tools for planners and designers, and practical information for your home.

Green Development Guide 

The City of Coquitlam Green Development Guide provides an explanation of five key green development topics; highlights green development practices applicable to development conditions within Coquitlam; can be used to facilitate discussions regarding sustainable development; and is a potential resource for development projects:

  • Green Building (including renewable energy)
  • Green Infrastructure (stormwater management and district energy)
  • Natural Infrastructure (open space networks, naturescaping)
  • Sustainable Transportation (street design, transit-oriented development)
  • Sustainable Neighborhoods (design principles, rating systems)

BC’s Green Economy

Learn more about growing green jobs information on BC’s Green Economy on WorkBC, which gives a closer look into green jobs and how clean tech is revolutionizing  BC’s industries. British Columbia has established leading initiatives in alternative and renewable energy, energy efficiency, and green building.