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

Free home energy audits in Canada

...alls and a hard hat, grab a clip board and get into character because its always wise to take a close look around your house to make sure all is in order. Findi...

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

How to choose a home-building contractor

...ance builders love, it's to show off their handywork and to talk about the design details that make all the difference in a Green home build. Ask potential cand...

Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home insulated by Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...building a Green Home home here . We are so accustomed to a house having a basement that the idea of building a slab-on-grade creates an instant sense of fear...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...al assistance is available. Built Green (Alberta, B.C., and Ontario): Originally developed by the Alberta Home Builder’s Association, Built Green is a Canad...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...akes a tomato to grow so you can make a sandwich, to us does not fall within the parameters of 'green home building'. Mobile Tiny house with attached greenh...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...about your business and what drives you . PR - I became aware at a very young age of the global environmental challenges we face as a society. I was raised to...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...a modest amount of baseboard heaters. So the cost to build this home actually came in under market rates for a comparable sized home. After a year of occupanc...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...an aspect that you are really not familiar with, you can always find a subcontractor on your own to get past intimidating hurdles. To learn more about Green b...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...ated and any addition to that can be a foreign concept to lot of builders. Having a heated floor is not an argument against greater insulation, it is actually...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...at the heating and cooling is largely passive. To achieve this, homes have to be designed to take advantage of the free heat available from the sun, and heavily...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...a comment at the bottom. And keep in mind rates are subject to change. National home financing programs: TD Canada Trust Green Mortgage: With TD Canada Tr...