Builder guide / Guides

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

Diminishing returns on insulation. How much insulation is too much?

...builders as to whether it is too much insulation because it's always more than code - bearing in mind that building code is the minimum standard a home can be b...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...builders could learn to make informed choices and build sustainable and energy-efficient homes. A place where a dialogue about the true impacts of building prod...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

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

...Guide Pages here . John Zeitoun is a master cabinetmaker based in Wakefield, Quebec, with 25 years of experience in both commercial and residential millwork...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...builder, and allows for the freedom to push the envelope and try new things without an ego to protect if an idea turns out to be a dud. This project is Haywar...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...builders and general contractors. So, your local builders will have more money to spend on local businesses, just as will you have more disposable income to spe...

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?

...builder friend of mine came by to offer advice free of emotional baggage, and he had only three words for me – tear it down. After a very quick walkabout of o...