Month: February 2023

Sustainable Housing Foundation ” Diminishing Marginal Returns, CO2 Reductions and Future Fuels

River forest

The members of the Sustainable Housing Foundation held a webinar to “Fill the Gap” in meeting carbon reduction in the home building industry. The virtual webinar was hosted via Zoom on March 22, 2023 from 10:30am to 12:00pm.


  • Low carbon definition: both operational and embodied carbon
  • The hybrid house wisely using primary natural gas combo system
  • Measuring CO2 reductions using HERS ratings and ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2019
  • GTA low carbon builders taking credit for exceeding current federal government’s mandates
  • Creating realistic definitions for zero rated houses


A copy of the presentation is attached below.

John and Frank – Diminishing Marginal Returns and Future Fuels – March 22 2023


2023 SHF Green Builder Tournament

golf tournament
June 22, 2023 12 Noon to 5 PM
Flemingdon Golf Course, Toronto

The annual Green Builder Challenge Golf Tournament, hosted  by the Sustainable Housing Foundation’s President John Godden, is happening on Thursday June 22nd in the afternoon and you are invited to attend. Lunch and beverages will be provided before the first T-off time at 1 PM so come early and enjoy a relaxing lunch on the patio and great networking opportunity with your colleagues from the sustainable building industry in Toronto.

The price to play is $150 with all proceeds going toward supporting the educational training that the Foundation undertakes every year.  You can book for just yourself and we will place you in a foursome, or book your own foursome and reward your staff or clients to  a great afternoon of golf and comradery. Space is limited to 40 golfers so please book early. Please note that the game played will be best ball with T-offs scheduled every 10 minutes or so starting at 1 PM. The course is a nine hole course so only takes a couple of hours to play.  No mechanical carts are allowed but you will be provided with a pull handle. Golf clubs can be rented directly from the golf course if pre-arranged with them. Registration details to come. Hope to see you there!