Buying a green home / Guides

Real estate

Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

...ant. That's an important benefit for older adults who may need to undertake some aging-in-place remodeling. And as a homeowner, you still have the ability to ta...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...a sacrifice you are making. A green home usually translates into financial savings and improved quality of life. And it all starts with a home of a reasonable s...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...Green space: Being close to parks and water ways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greener...

Lifestyle, location and commuting

Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

...ave a walk-in tub or shower? You should also look for homes that are a single-story, have wide doorways to accommodate a walker, and have lower cabinets and cou...

Real estate

Real estate

...Green space: being close to parks and waterways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...al assistance is available. Built Green (Alberta, B.C., and Ontario): Originally developed by the Alberta Home Builder’s Association, Built Green is a Canad...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...allowing people to work from home, such as worker satisfaction and savings on office space. 2. Eat local and grow a garden. One great advantage to having a ...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...Asthma rates among children have been climbing at an alarming rate, and home air quality is suspected to be one of the main causes. Renovations are a part of ...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...a net savings. Not to mention a final product that will be far more durable and have greater resale value. If you plan to build a healthy, high performance ho...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...a comment at the bottom. And keep in mind rates are subject to change. National home financing programs: TD Canada Trust Green Mortgage: With TD Canada Tr...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...ady and able to offer up any information that makes you feel at ease with such an important financial investment. Do solar installers have a NABCEP certificat...