Air quality during renovations / Guides

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...renovations allow for a much more thorough exchange of interior air by keeping windows open. Seal air vents: At least during the time work is happening, cover...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...air leakage but, more importantly, it’s a way to find air leaks and fix them. Fixing air leaks is ‘low hanging fruit’ in terms of improving the energy efficienc...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...during a home renovation , I would at best be left with the same size of mortgage, a lower quality home and a living space that was designed three quarters of a...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...air. If it won’t dry outside, then don’t attempt to dry it inside unless in an exterior-vented dryer. The second advantage is for interior air quality – as the ...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

Pricing green kitchen countertops - there's never been a bigger choice of sustainable kitchen counters

...air quality because they continue to off-gas chemicals for years after installation, greater demand for healthier building materials is making them far more com...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...air quality is a trend that increases in popularity every year , and we think 2020 will offer significant growth. New non-toxic building products hit market reg...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...air quality clean during renovations . While we're at it, the other things we really appreciate as a construction team - fresh coffee appearing at meal and br...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...air quality , and is extremely quiet inside. Quality construction is required in order to meet the high standard for a Passive House including an airtight build...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...air conditioning in the summer. A well-insulated, well-sealed building envelope is imperative to the performance of your home. No amount of solar panels will ...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...air cooling system or no air cooling system Good quality attic insulation ENERGY STAR® qualified windows installed with no cracks or air gaps ENERGY STAR ...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...during operation. Choosing higher quality windows on all sides of your home will mean reduced heat loss over a poorer quality window, and with the right windows...