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69262 Examining Escalating House Prices in Large Canadian Metropolitan Centres
This report represents one of the most thorough examination of house price patterns ever completed in Canada.
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61577 Adapting Low-Rise Residential Buildings
This guide will help building owners and managers identify and evaluate renovations that will create a barrier-free walk-up apartment building.
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66495 Adapting Your Home to Living with Dementia: A Resource Book for Living at Home and Guide to Home Adaptations
A guide on environmental adaptations that can help people with dementia and their families through the adaptation process.
FREE
62016 Affordable, Adaptable Housing
This report presents various types of housing and adaptability options, as well as a detailed analysis of ten Canadian projects which demonstrate a range of these options.
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65847 Air Leakage Control Manual for Existing Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
This Manual provides guidance on air sealing measures in multi-unit residential buildings.
FREE
67695 Case Study Research on Social Housing Redevelopment and Regeneration
This report summarizes findings of a research study on the regeneration and redevelopment of social and affordable housing in Canada.
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62010 Community Energy Management — Foundation Paper
This research report explores the potential for community energy planning.
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63909 Design Options for Barrier-Free and Adaptable Housing
This publication provides design information that will enable developers to make informed decisions on building accessible housing.
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61619 Documentation of Best Practices Addressing Homelessness
In this report ten Canadian agencies which work with homeless people document their best practices.
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62009 Developing Consumer Information on Sustainable Community Planning
This report highlights key considerations for the development, marketing and distribution of consumer-oriented information materials on sustainable community planning.
FREE
63042 Dual-Flush Toilet Project
Dual flush toilets were installed in a variety of locations across Canada to assess their performance in terms of water consumption and customer satisfaction. Overall these toilets were well received by the survey respondents and provided an average savings of 26% over 6 litre toilets.
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62012 The Effect of Improving the Home Environment on Asthma: A Pilot Study
A pilot study to determine the effect of improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in the home on the asthmatic condition of the occupants.
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61607 Evaluation of Residential Furnace Filters
This report describes research undertaken to provide a foundation for formulating advice to the public on furnace filter selection. Results for the sampled filter types include information on each filter's performance, value for money, availability, and any special installation requirements.
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65310 Fire Prevention in Aboriginal Communities — Manual
This manual contains case studies, techniques and tools to help volunteer firefighters and housing managers improve fire prevention practices in Aboriginal communities.
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62142 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Urban Travel: Tool for Evaluating Neighbourhood Sustainability
This study develops a model of greenhouse gas emissions from passenger travel in urban areas.
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65255 Green Roofs: A Resource Manual for Municipal Policy Makers
This comprehensive manual is an overview of international and Canadian green roof policies and programs. It is intended to help policy makers determine which green roof policies best suit their needs.
FREE
62015 A Guide to Mechanical Equipment for Healthy Indoor Environments
Summarizes current information on heating, cooling and ventilation systems and equipment with regards to their effect on indoor air quality.
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65088 Homelessness, Housing, and Harm Reduction: Stable Housing for Homeless People with Substance Use Issues
This comprehensive report investigates innovative housing programs for homeless persons dealing with substance use issues.
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65098 Housing Allowance Options for Canada
This report describes housing allowances as they currently exist and discusses alternative ways they may be structured.
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63128 Housing Needs of Low-Income People Living in Rural Areas
Summarizes the housing situations of low income people living in rural communities and small towns, and barriers and opportunities.
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65319 The Housing Situation and Needs of Recent Immigrants in the Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver CMAs: An Overview
This report provides an overview of the findings of a large comparative study of immigrants in the housing markets of Canada's three largest metropolitan centres.
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63263 Incompatible Building Materials
The beginning of a central registry, for construction practitioners, of residential building material incompatibilities, this report details 35 specific examples of premature failure.
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64857 Individual Landlord Survey
This report assembles a wealth of demographic, economic and financial information about individual residential rental investors in Canadian cities.
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63425 Insurance in Residential Construction: An Environmental Scan
Provides an examination of the recent changes in residential construction insurance, and the implications for the industry.
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62025 Southeast False Creek Design Charette Exploring High Density, Sustainable Urban Development
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61601 Understanding Private Rental Housing Investment in Canada
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63184 Levies, Fees, Charges and Taxes on New Housing: 2002
This extensive and detailed research examines the levies, fees, charges and taxes on the development and construction of common types of new housing in 30 municipalities across Canada.
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63411 Literature Review of Socio-economic Trends Affecting Consumers and Housing Markets
This report consolidates existing research regarding the impact of socio-economic trends on consumers and housing markets, discusses current thinking, identifies research gaps and prioritizes future research.
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63505 Maximum Performance Testing of Popular Water-Efficient Toilet Models
In support of water conservation, many consumers are installing 6-litre low-flush toilets, but sometimes find their performance unsatisfactory. This research sets a new performance standard and found that 45% of toilets did not pass.
FREE
61594 Municipal Regulatory Initiatives: Providing for Affordable Housing
A detailed discussion on the experience of U.S. municipalities utilizing regulatory initiatives to influence the development of affordable housing.
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63421 Residential Intensification Case Studies: Municipal Initiatives
This study profiles successful examples of municipal initiatives that have helped to overcome obstacles to residential intensification, for example, encouraging housing development in existing urban areas where infrastructure and transit services are already in place.
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63520 Residential Intensification Case Studies — Built Projects
This is a detailed examination of the challenges and successes of residential intensification, rather than the traditional depletion of greenfields at the urban edge.
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61592 The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Producing Affordable Housing: Assessment of the U.S. Experience and Lessons for Canada
Examines the American experience with public-private partnerships for the production of affordable housing, highlighting lessons for PPPs in the Canadian context.
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62280 Service Life of Multi-Unit Residential Building Elements and Equipment
This report presents service life estimates for over 230 components in apartment buildings, and highlights possible implications for replacement/reserve funds.
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62023 Supportive Housing for Seniors
This report describes the range of supportive housing options for seniors in Canada, both those which are currently available and those which could become available in the future.
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62982 Sustainable Community Planning and Development: Design Charrette Planning Guide
This Guide will help to increase the users' understanding of design charrettes, enable them to plan and deliver successful and productive charrettes.
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63852 Variability in Construction Insurance and Alternative Insurance Solutions
This comprehensive report provides an overview of construction risks and traditional construction insurance products, as well as non-traditional insurance options and their implementation.
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64802 Water Reuse Standards and Verification Protocol
Presents the results of an international survey of water reuse standards, together with a review of technology verification protocols for water treatment systems.
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62014 Alternative Methods of Financing Municipal Infrastructure
This report looks at some of the issues surrounding infrastructure finance.
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