How to make your house more efficient / Guides

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...yourself, or blowing loose cellulose insulation over the entire surface of an attic , taking care not to block your venting. Below are a few more pages about things to look for as winter sets in and how to make the necessary repairs. Now you know more about getting your home ready for winter , and you know that E...

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

Free home energy audits in Canada

...to character because its always wise to take a close look around your house to make sure all is in order. Finding small problems before they become big problems will help keep your home maintenance costs to a minimum. Here is a short list of things to look for, but if something in your house is starting to concern yo...

$40k Interest-Free Loans for Green Home Renos, How to Apply Canada 2021
Grants and incentives

Greener Homes interest-free loan scheme 2021 Canada - the ultimate guide

...to help up to 700,000 Canadian homeowners across the country improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy bills with grants of up to $5,000 to make energy-efficient retrofits to their homes and up to $600 to help with the cost of an EnerGuide home energy evaluation. To help homeowners and buil...

Real estate

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

...to buyers. Read more about how to build healthy green kitchens. Insulating attics : An open attic is a great place to easily improve the performance of a home with additional insulation. Check to see how much insulation there is and that it is done properly. Read more about how to insulate an attic. Repairing or re...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...house: We just can’t stress this enough — a smaller house is a more efficient house. A smaller house means less land to excavate, less materials to manufacture and ship, less space to heat, less space to cool, less taxes to pay, less to clean. And they are always cheaper to buy or build. We do not suggest you live ...

High efficiency appliances
Appliances

Efficient appliances and electronics

...to remove that heat with your air conditioner. Short of running out and replacing all the electronics in your home, keeping them on power bars can make for an easy shut down when not in use. For new house starts, you can even incorporate 'kill switches' into your plans, so all power to selected rooms can be easily sh...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...your own tax dollars to make your home more energy efficient, you will spend that money largely on employing people in your community. We were actually a bit surprised to see that they didn’t toot their own horns a bit more on that front, considering how much politicians just LOVE expressions like “putting money back i...

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

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

...top heat from leaving your house in winter, it stops it from coming in during the summer. Important to note, any home can be planned and built to Passive House standards, but Passive House Certification is mandatory to call a home "Passive House Certified." Allow us to explain... What are the problems of Passive Hous...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...House is a tidy and efficient design. You may or may not be interested in joining the Tiny House Movement yourself, but either way, this home will certainly make you think twice about how much space you actually need. To read more about this visit the Tiny House blog or visit their blog, Tiny Tack House , where if yo...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...how to reverse climate change, we all know we need to excercise more but it's often hard to pull ourselves away from our devices to do so. What if your device required pedalling to operate? Just sayin'... The truth on how to use less energy? Build more efficient homes For more info on how to build an energy efficie...

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - How to apply fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - the "how to apply" guide - step by step

...to $50 More efficient Heating like Heat Pumps Make the switch to more energy-efficient heating equipment to save on your utility bill and reduce your carbon footprint Maximum Grant Amount: Up to $5,000 Installing Photovoltaic Solar Panels Install photovoltaic solar panels to convert sunlight energy into...