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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...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...to the last 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 averag...

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...

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...

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

...aper than hiring builders? A reasonably skilled builder or handyperson may think that there are a ton of savings to be had if they build an entire sustainable...

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...

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...

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...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...ade even the most sceptical climate-change naysayer. Building for a changing climate is a smart idea The IECC* climate zone map of the US and Canada that wa...