The housing crisis in Canada is well-documented. For years, the country has been grappling with how to provide affordable housing for its citizens, especially in big cities like Toronto and Vancouver. The most recent solution has been to build more modular housing. But what is Step Code 4 and Zero Carbon Ready housing? And how can it help solve the affordable housing crisis?
What is Step Code 4?
Step Code 4 is a set of standards that buildings must meet in order to be considered zero-emissions. That means that the building must produce no greenhouse gas emissions whatsoever. In order to meet Step Code 4 standards, a building must be highly energy-efficient and use renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines.
What is Zero Carbon Ready Housing?
Zero Carbon Ready (ZCR) housing is a type of modular housing that meets the criteria for Step Code 4. ZCR housing is built in a factory, which helps to reduce waste and lower emissions. ZCR modular homes are also constructed using sustainable materials, like bamboo floors and walls made from recycled plastic bottles.
How Can These Solutions Help Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis?
The average price of a detached home in Toronto is now over $1 million. That's out of reach for most people, even if they are earning a good income. But by building more modular homes that meet Step Code 4 standards, we can provide people with affordable, sustainable, and zero-emissions homes. ZCR homes are also easier and faster to construct than traditional homes, which means we can get them on the market quickly and help solve the housing crisis sooner rather than later.
Step Code 4 & Zero Carbon Ready Housing Can Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis
ZCR homes are also easier and faster to construct than traditional homes, which means we can get them on the market quickly and help solve the housing crisis sooner rather than later . . . . . . . . learn more at www.homed.company