Canadians can get a Tesla Solar roof starting in 2018 but it won't be cheap.

The Tesla Solar Roof price and release date

How to prevent flooding, sewage backup and leaks from appliances with a couple of 'smart' devices.

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Mark Hutchinson, Vice President of Green Building Programs at the CaGBC, speaks about the new Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

Follow owner/builders Sarah Cobb and William Murray as they build a home targeting both Passive House and LEED

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

Tiny houses, accessory dwelling units, coach homes; whatever you like to call them, we will soon see them popping up in Ottawa back yards.

The City of Ottawa makes room for backyard coach homes

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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Vancouver Passive House
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