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Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...available funds. 2. Finding a general contractor: Sadly there are not a ton of general contractors that are truly committed and specialize in ecological hom...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...ather seal & air seal windows and doors , for example, which is an essential part of building a more efficient home . Choosing a contractor by doing a web sea...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...atrick, please tell us about your business and what drives you . PR - I became aware at a very young age of the global environmental challenges we face as a s...

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

...and Financial Incentives page to find out what other programs are available, such as Electric Vehicle Tax Incentives and Rebates , how Vancouver makes attaining...

wood ceiling in Reclaimed sunken lumber
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...a half-day and a day to install the drywall, one worker 3 days to do 3 coats of mud, and 1 day of sanding. That’s a total of about $2,400 for material and labou...

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

...ay. When that happens successfully, it can mean the team gets an additional half hour of build time a day, time that adds up fast - and a clean building site, w...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...a big payload and generally don’t go too far from home, an EV makes a lot of sense. Choosing a suitable vehicle has always meant considering your typical use pa...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...ave all the appropriate components , including an air barrier, a vapor barrier /vapor control layer, well balanced insulation, and be attached in a way that doe...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...averages between $11,411 and $14,874 after any regional solar-tax credits are applied. Again, that’s an average; incentives vary, and not all states (or Canadia...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...anadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists , Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program , Canadian General Standards Board and CGA Standards (Co...