50 Ways to Green Your Home and Save $$$ in Greater Vancouver

1. Green neighbourhoods

Buy a home in a neighbour- hood close to work, transit, shop- ping, community centres and other services.

2. Transit-oriented density (TOD)

New, compact, complete green neighbourhoods are being built with transit as their focus. Instead of owning a car, join a car share cooperative, take transit, cycle or walk.

3. Lower Cost Luxury

If it’s features such as a gym or pool you want, buy a strata unit with these amenities and share costs.

4. Score your location

Walkable neighbourhoods offer health, environmental, fi- nancial and community benefits. Enter your address or the address of a home you want to buy at www.walkscore.com. This tool calculates a walkability score based on the home’s proximity to transit, grocery stores, schools and other amenities.

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