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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...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...ady and able to offer up any information that makes you feel at ease with such an important financial investment. Do solar installers have a NABCEP certificat...

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...

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

...ations and it can take considerably longer to charge a battery than fill a tank. So, if you can do most of your charging at home, an EV can be very affordable a...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...ar has natural anti-rot characteristics but comes with a pretty steep price tag, so for example in Eastern Canada, local white cedar from small mills is a much ...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...ainstream marketplace. Wood carrying the FSC logo has passed a 3rd party independent assesment, and has been harvested from a sustainably managed forest. Bu...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...at. That’s one of the cheapest roofs available. So you can have a great roof with better economics than a normal fairly cheap roof and your utility bill.” Aga...