Buying or building a house / Guides

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

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

...al services: Access to power, water and sewage (this is more relevant for building lots) Green space: Being close to parks and water ways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery Sun exposure: For interior quality of life, also for a garden if ...

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

...at hand: larger-sized rocks that are unearthed during excavation may be useful, and even valuable. They can be used for natural landscaping and retaining walls; not only can this be a nice aesthetic look, but it can save you having to purchase materials for that purpose. Assessing trees: You may have to fell a few tr...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...anks Formica Canada - Green Laminate Products Clean indoor air quality and ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the short and long-term health of homeowners and their families. Beyond carefully selecting the materials in a kit home for a healthy interior air qual...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...ansportation, it can make getting around often cheaper and quicker. Access to car share programs is also something to look into that can make a transition to a car free life a bit more painless. 2. Find green-lifestyle organizations in your area. There are many organizations, groups and web resources that encourage...