Two new types of mass timber panels similar to cross-laminated timber are hitting the North American construction market

Two new options of mass timber panels

Both plywood and OSB have benefits and drawbacks, the most important thing is to understand and respect their limitations to avoid a wall failures.

Which is better, OSB or plywood sheathing?

You can have a Passive House certified either by the Passive House Institute (PHI) or PHIUS, the US specific system. Find out the differences.

Everything you need to know about Passive House

A more efficient shower head can pay for itself in 6 months of savings on your hydro bill.

Low-flow shower heads are worth the money

Design and furnishing ideas to make the best use of empty spaces in a home.

Creative storage ideas for small spaces

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.

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The Spring House Passive House
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EcoVéa,the intelligent shower
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Lockeport Beach House
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Tesla solar roof
The Tesla Solar Roof is available this summer in Canada but it won't be cheap...
smart sewage backup device
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Zero Carbon Building
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Passive House
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