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Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

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

...Home Energy Efficiency Home Audit and Retrofit programs that provide homeowners with incentives to make energy efficiency upgrades. Under the programs, homeowne...

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 desig...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...homes, very poor performance 51 to 65 Older homes that have had upgrades 66 to 74 Homes built to provincial building codes 75 to 79 Energy efficient new h...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...homes for seniors , evaluating ahome before buying , and all you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide...

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 ...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...Homes - 10 Tips Energy audits help identify easy home energy efficient upgrades that can save money. What is home energy modelling? Home energy mo...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...home upgrades. Since your ecological footprints are so heavy residential areas, it is important to take steps to mitigate that as much as possible. All the in...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...home energy audits promised by the Canadian Liberal Government in Oct 2019 as part of their as part of their Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Retrofit ...

MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations

...home’s EnerGuide rating . The tool has also allowed individual designers and builders to see their home’s projected performance while still in the design phas...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...Home Green Building Guides ... *** Hannah West writes professionally for Home Improvement Leed with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidan...

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?

...home improvement & resilient green building techniques here : How to prepare your home for winter Easy energy efficient home upgrades When to ...