Healthy Housing™ is a CMHC vision of housing that promotes the health of its occupants while considering the environment and preserving our natural resources. Healthy Housing™ is not about building new high-tech houses. It’s about making Healthy Housing™ features available and affordable to everyone, for new or older homes in the city, country or suburbs.
Approximately 25 per cent of Canadians suffer from some form of allergy or chemical sensitivity. For them, clean indoor air is essential, but all Canadians benefit from a healthy indoor environment. This publication identifies ways that you can make your home a healthier place to live. You’ll get tips to make your home resource efficient, energy efficient, environmentally responsible and affordable.
The Healthy House is bright, open, energy efficient and welcoming. It can be new or renovated, in downtown or suburbia. Wherever you find it, the Healthy House is characterized by five key elements.
CMHC provides information to help you understand green building and renovating practices, ways to save both energy and water and how to make your home a healthier place for your family.
Moisture and Air: Householder’s Guide — Problems and Remedies. Information about the most common issue of moisture control and therefore mold control.
Whether renovating or building — turning your dream into reality is a big undertaking. Finding the right contractor is the first step on the path to success. Download the "How To Hire a Contractor" guide and learn how to find the right contractor for your project.