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Housing Choice and Environmental Impact Calculator

April 4, 2016

The Housing Choice and Environmental Impacts Calculator is a new tool that communicates the trade-offs of different housing choices in the lower mainland of British Columbia, specifically Metro Vancouver.

The calculator provides a comparative analysis of all the major environmental impacts and benefits associated with housing choice, such as greenhouse gas emissions, water and electricity consumption and acres of land taken, for high density archetypes versus low density (single family or townhouse).

How it works:

• a user enters their proposed high-density housing (HDH) project attributes into the calculator;

• based on the inputs, the calculator generates quantifiable environmental benefits and impacts when compared to equivalent, conventional single-family housing.

Try the calculator here

UDI would like to express strong appreciation to Integral Group for creating the calculator, and to the Homeowner Protection Office of BC Housing for sponsoring this project.

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