Finding builders / Discussions

How do I find a green builder in my region?

...builders have often heard of each other. Aside from that, you can make some calls to local builders and see what types of homes they construct, ask them a few b...

Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 3 Responses

Where can I find certified Green builders in ?

...finding a reliable green home builder It really comes down to either finding one that has already built to a high level of quality, or just a quality builder ...

Posted by David Gonzalez March 25, 2020, 4:14 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Are slab on grade foundations cheaper than a basement?

...builders don’t consider (durability, air quality, maintenance, etc). Building basements properly is more expensive than the way most basements are built (ie: ...

Posted by Jason Nov. 21, 2019, 4:12 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

How hard is it to build a LEED Platinum House?

...Finding a provider Canada’s first LEED v4 Platinum

Posted by Sattar Alfa Aug. 31, 2018, 11:11 p.m. LEED Homes 1 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...finding very few builders that really understand the properties of the materials they are using, or that there actually are different properties. You are for su...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...finding a Passive House designer would be wise if you want to pursue that route. The only problem with that, is that the cost of the designer could eat into the...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...builders would argue there isn’t a great difference in cost. Personally, I wouldn’t base the decision as much on cost as a few other issues, namely: durabilit...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses