Energy efficient renovations / Guides

Real estate

Real estate

...Energy efficiency - ask to see utility bills Exterior durability - look for any wall damage and proper stormwater management - (eaves troughs, ground sloping ...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

Dense-packed cellulose insulation - the History In 2005, Metric Homes of Carp, Ontario designed and built Canada's first Energy Star labelled home in Canada....

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

...energy, or baby seals for that matter. The good news is, there's a 'too good to be true' fact that a lot of people have a hard time believing - the payback do...

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

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

1. Make a realistic budget and schedule: This is, without a doubt, the starting point to a successful build - don’t underestimate the time and money it will ...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...efficient, a value between 0 and 1 that indicates how much sun energy passes through the glazing at a 90° angle to the sun rays; a lower SHGC means less solar r...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...energy efficient house is not necessarily more expensive than building a house simply to meet provincial building codes. Many new home starts have achieved far ...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...energy-efficient building construction (when they lack sufficient mechanical ventilation from a HRV or ERV system to ensure adequate air exchange) and increased...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...energy performance or protecting the health of occupants by mitigating mold formation. They most certainly are not based on the laws of physics,that is the one ...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...energy efficient home upgrades When to replace old windows and when to repair them How to choose the best windows Everything you need to know ...