Finding a Builder / Guides

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

How to choose a home-building contractor

...ay guarantee quality and experience, but it will narrow the search a bit because the 'green' builders will for sure market themselves that way (as will some sha...

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...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...ades were done; basements are almost always built poorly and will likely have a much shorter lifespan than above-grade walls. Sometimes walls in mechanical area...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...awa area. Her fiction and essays have appeared in several Canadian journals and newspapers including The Fiddlehead , The Globe and Mail , and PRISM internation...

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...

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...