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Formed EPS foam slab-on-grade kits can reduce building costs by eliminating the need to build footings.

Slab-on-grade prefab form kits

Making sense of fireplace and wood stove specifications and knowing how to choose the right one for you.

Choosing the right wood stove or fireplace

In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and the Province of Quebec, the 'Our House' project in Ormstown, Quebec, will see carpentry students building a home targeting LEED certification.

Quebec carpentry students attempt LEED v4 certification on home that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity

Weather barriers (or more accurately water-resistive barriers) keep bulk water away from vulnerable building components and allow walls to dry at the same time.

Weather barriers - what they do and how to install them

While keeping the existing footprint, the Skygarden House renovation brings a leaky old home close to Passive House levels of performance.

The Skygarden House renovation in Toronto wins 2016 Canadian Green Building Award

Whether you are renovating or building a new home, our categorized guide pages can help you through the process. We have something for all projects, from location and design to finishing and landscaping.

Green building guide

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