The Canadian Green Home Index, developed by Environics Research for The Home Depot Canada, has assigned Canadians a moderate 60 out of 100 rating in its inaugural release. Based on a basket of five questions, the Canadian Green Home Index tracks Canadian attitudes and behaviours as a means to measure progress toward greening their homes.

“Canadians want to be more environmentally-friendly, but it’s an ongoing process to change these important behaviours,” said Annette Verschuren, president, The Home Depot Canada and Asia. “We believe this index provides a real opportunity to add to the green discussion so we can support further change and provide consumers with the tools they need to do more.”

A majority of Canadians (68 per cent) rate their home as “somewhat green.” A further 13 per cent believe their homes are “very green.” But an even stronger majority (83 per cent) acknowledge they have room to improve — and are keen to make their homes even greener than they are today.