Extreme weather / Guides

Tyvek home wrap left exposed to wind and UV rays
Air and vapour barriers

Choosing the right house wrap / weather barrier, which is best?

...weather-resistive barriers, but in practical terms they are more commonly called housewraps and weather barriers. With so many options I plan to randomly switch...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...extreme weather events becoming more common, this can be a valuable asset. New smart battery systems can interact with your home electrical appliances to store ...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...weather, and debris from surrounding trees. This is the cheapest roofing material for a single installation, but its short lifespan will make it the most expens...

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

...weather & hot: Extreme cold will affect EV range for a few reasons – the batteries themselves don’t perform as well when they are cold, and also, consumption ...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

Top Tips for preparing a home for winter Extremely low temperatures over winter can test your home in many ways , and sometimes your house will return a fail...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...extreme weather occurrences that are increasing in frequency and intensity. The current level of resiliency to which homes are constructed are light-grade at be...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...extreme weather events around the globe have doubled. The frequency and severity of extreme events like storms, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes and wild...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...extreme weather warning that could lead to a power outage, fill a bathtub for toilet flushing and other emergency water uses. All you have to do is pour a bucke...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...weather. Are we this way with our permanent shelters too? There are indeed no good reasons. But there are reasons. Our Passivhaus design was engineered We...

smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...extreme weather events and unpredictable weather patterns. Snow melt combined with torrential spring rains can lead to very high water tables and consequently, ...

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

...extreme weather events in a changing climate . Green Home Renovation Tax Credits and Financial Incentives such as this program offer what we believe is the be...