One of the most significant ways Canadians can make a positive impact on the environment is through living in a greener home. What many don't understand is that they can also save hundreds of dollars a year in energy and water costs through doing so.

There are many small ways to conserve energy and water in your home – changing your light bulbs to LEDs, using a low-flow showerhead, and keeping your thermostat a few degrees below average over the winter.

While these are great first steps, how do you do more without breaking the bank? The Canada Green Building Council is here to help.

Click on one of the options below to find great tips, tricks and resources. Whether you are buying a new home, renovating a bathroom, or re-doing your whole cottage – these suggestions give you some great, cost-efficient and simple ways to save big money, while safeguarding our environment for future generations.