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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...aterial choices somewhat, Italian marble for example won't win you any points. This new Cambrian Black granite quarry is located in Saguenay and operated by P...

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...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...ast minute as product availability can be a problem at times, and even more so with higher quality materials that aren’t usually available at the average big bo...

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...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...ans less land to excavate, less materials to manufacture and ship, less space to heat, less space to cool, less taxes to pay, less to clean. And they are always...