The Endeavour Sustainable Building School publicly opens its resource database

The Endeavour Sustainable Building School has opened its database of resources to the public, offering a variety of tools and information for your own sustainable build.

Their materials encyclopedia is accompanied by installation tips, tools for weighing the pros and cons to a selected material, and advice.  

The encyclopedia itself is categorized by building categories: foundations, walls, insulation, floor and roof structure, cladding, flooring, finishes, windows, water supply, wastewater, HVAC, and energy.

For example, in the flooring category, there is information on earthen floors, hardwood, softwood, engineered wood, tile, linoleum, bamboo, cork, and concrete. Details about the application, basic materials and a rating chart for each category are provided, along with installation tips.

Their concepts and resources are so popular, a Nov. 13 in-person, two-day workshop called Design Your Own Sustainable Home has already sold out. A list of other upcoming workshops is available at this link.

Financial supports

Granting opportunities are available to support renewable and low-emission solutions, education and public awareness, and green development.

Financial supports:

  • The Peter Gilgan Foundation supports eligible applicants that make environmentally sustainable residential and commercial developments, while also making strong business and economic sense.
  • Toronto’s Eco-Roof Incentive Program offers grants to support the installation of green roofs and cool roofs on Toronto homes and buildings.
  • Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (Infrastructure Canada’s GCIB program) are accepting small and medium retrofit projects to existing community buildings ($100,000 – $3 million in cost) on a continuous basis and are funded on a rolling intake basis.
  • The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Sustainable Affordable Housing program offers supports to retrofit existing units or build new affordable housing for higher energy performance.

Application support

Need assistance preparing an application? ForthWrite can help with that. Contact us at this link. Grant Writing is one of the many marketing and communications products and services available from ForthWrite. For an overview, visit Services.

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