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HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

Ontario's Home Energy Rating and Disclosure plan (HERD) is great news for home buyers

...home upgrades are carried out, encouraging homeowners to take advantage of government-funded renovation and retrofit programs. “Universal home energy labelling ...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...home or cottage renovations over $2,500 until April 1, 2017, capped at $10,000. When you do home renovations like changing your furnace or insulating your attic...

LEED Homes

LEED Frequently Asked Questions

...renovation project be certified? Renovations are eligible, as long as it involves a renovation of the building envelope (wall system). Renovation project...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto earns Canadian Green Buildi
Real estate

The Skygarden House renovation in Toronto wins 2016 Canadian Green Building Award

...home; one that takes advantage of active sustainable systems integrated with as many low-cost passive sustainable strategies as possible. The project is part of...

Concept, design and architecture

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...home-design templates from a generation past. Think of all those older homes which have grand front door entrances that go unused, while people regularly come i...

Concept, design and architecture

How to stay on budget when building a home

...home prices with the list price of similar-sized homes for sale on the market. A 30-year-old home usually requires a lot of maintenance work, and perhaps major ...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...home and $500 for green renovation projects a rebate on your home insurance your monthly plan free for 1 year free Home Assistance when you take out...

The concepts of passive solar heating and cooling
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...homes. While having a home rated by any performance scale (like Passive House) is great as it draws attention to advanced home building techniques, this is...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...home to show a reading. There are radon hot spots all across the country where it is quite prevalent in homes, but whether a specific home will have a high...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...home starts have achieved far superior performance while still coming in the same or lower in cost than conventionally built homes. It all comes down to de...

EcoVéa,the intelligent shower

Low-flow shower heads are worth the money

...homes. Conclusions from an in-house test done by our Quebec office Ecohabitation shed some light on modern water saving fixtures. The consensus is that you...