Client BC Housing
Location City of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
BC Housing hired SSG to research best practices and propose strategies in achieving carbon neutrality and LEED Gold certification for new construction. Under the BC Climate Action Charter, BC Housing is mandated to make its operations, which include 7,800 units of multi-unit residential buildings and 300 group homes, carbon neutral. BC Housing has also committed to LEED standards for all new social housing projects they fund. In order to achieve these ambitious targets, SSG helped the agency evolve its operations.
We worked with BC Housing to define carbon neutrality in the context of their operations. We analyzed current construction standards and revised them to incorporate LEED Gold and carbon neutral targets. Additionally, SSG provided guidance on using the Integrated Design Process to help BC Housing achieve their goals.