Basement renovation / Guides

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?

...basements or crawlspaces – When a home is built on a crawlspace or basement this can often be the cause of humidity in the home – even when the home is newer ma...

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

...renovation projects, so – plan as best as you can, then assume you will miss your targets and be sure to have a financial buffer-zone in place. See our page on ...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

Ontario's Home Energy Rating and Disclosure plan (HERD) is great news for home buyers

...renovation and retrofit programs. “Universal home energy labelling is the single most important tool to increase energy literacy towards a successful climate ch...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...renovation project? PR - Obviously it is important to be rigorous in monitoring costs at every stage. It’s not enough to establish a detailed budget – you nee...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...basement floor or behind your foundation walls, but rather high levels of radon gas in your water supply. Radon gas occurs naturally as uranium in the soil br...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...basement. So at the price of water, don’t hold your breath waiting for the payback on that one. You could also install composting toilets . They don’t use wat...