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Community 20/20

Our Community 20/20 program links landowners and developers to innovative green design features and forward focused building practices to create communities where residents can live, work and play while reducing their impact on the environment.


The advancement of Smart Communities in Burlington will ensure that Burlingtonians will enjoy a high quality of life now and in the future within a healthy environment.

Click here for a handy checklist of some of the key design features of a smart community development. You can also check out Sustainable Hamilton Burlington Business Climate Action Toolkit for ways to manage the energy and environmental impacts of your business.

BurlingtonGreen offers Eco-Solutions to help local business and organizations to reduce costs while helping the planet.

BurlingtonGreen has adopted Future Oxford's sustainability framework as illustrated in the following nested circles, recognizing that community and economic activity occurs within environmental, or ecological, limits. This framework underpins the design, planning, implementation and operations of a Community 20/20 development.

Community 20/20 Project # 1

LATEST NEWS on this project- JAN 18, 2018

On January 16th, 2018, Council members voted against a request for approval of land zoning conversion located at 901 Guelph Line to support a future mixed-use, sustainably designed community (6 opposed, 1 in favour [Councilor Sharman]). We are disappointed with this outcome and stand behind our solution-focused position shared with Burlington Council here.

During 2015 to 2019, BurlingtonGreen is pleased to be collaborating with Emshih Developments Inc. to create a vision for their proposed mixed-used developed located at 901 Guelph Line in Burlington, Ontario that reflects the following 5 goals:

1. Socially Connected – designed to attract younger residents /work

2. Create a ‘True Community’ – residents live, work and play in this new, innovative complex

3. Transit – a walkable community that is adjacent to transit; reduce number of cars per resident, car share program, bike friendly

4. Social Space – well planned social spaces are included such as a central square, community garden etc.

5. Future Focused - environmentally sustainable with features that are practical, proven and economically feasible

More about the 901 Guelph Line project                                                                                                                                                      

Borrowing from Richmond Hill, the following categories are generally used to apply a sustainability metric tool to achieve healthy, complete and sustainable communities.

  • Built environment
  • Mobility
  • Natural environment and open space
  • Infrastructure and buildings

- Soak it Up Toolkit here
 Living Building Challenge here
- Passive House here
- Well Building here
- Architecture 2030 here

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