Livable city / Guides

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...livable? This query sparked the Livable Homes initiative launched by Perkins+Will. The initiative surveys participants around the question ‘What makes a home livable to you?’ Developed as a publically accessible platform, livablehomes.perkinswill.com has received 140 posts from around the world. To date, most parti...

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation is too much in attics and walls?

...city of Vancouver, British Columbia, for example, recognize the benefits of improved buildings and have much more stringent performance demands than the National Building Code. In aspiring to achieve the status of World's Greenest City 20/20 , Vancouver promoted Passive House Certification, and the province of British ...

A Tiny House for sale locally set me thinking, should I buy a Tiny Home?
Tiny house

ARE TINY HOUSES FOR SALE LOCALLY A GOOD CHOICE FOR A FIRST HOME?

...livable Tiny Home Why a Tiny Home might not be a good choice? As affordable as they may seem at the start, to put it into perspective, professionally manufactured Tiny Houses can cost around $400 per square foot , whereas the cost per square foot when building a regular house is generally around $200 - 250. Jus...