In 2001, West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation set out to develop an action plan for how the need for sustainable communities could be accommodated within the current regulatory framework. We set out to identify green building practices, regulatory barriers to green practices and explore potential solutions to regulatory barriers. Our goal is to evaluate and prioritize solutions, both in terms of whether the solution is feasible, whether it would make an impact in the uptake of green practices, and whether the green practices have a major impact on creating sustainable communities.
Cutting Green Tape: An Action Plan for Removing Regulatory Barriers to Green Innovations - Summary Report
Environmental Law; Canada; Green buildings; green communities
April 1, 2002