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Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...Plan is based on the 2015 Ontario Strategy on Climate Change. In May 2016, Ontario passed a historic law to help mitigate climate change and move towards a low-carbon economy. " Under the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act, money raised from Ontario's cap and trade program will be deposited into a new...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

Ontario's Home Energy Rating and Disclosure plan (HERD) is great news for home buyers

...Ontario and Canada meet its climate change targets, this will save homeowners money on utilities as well as increase the value of homes that take advantage of the assistance offered. The Home Energy Transparency Coalition applauds the Ontario government for taking a bold step in the fight against climate change. About ...

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

How much insulation is too much in attics and walls?

...climate zone Building codes span entire States and Provinces, and often, certainly with Canadian provinces, they will have vastly differing climate conditions from North to South and even East to West. The ideal design and building envelope will change dramatically from place to place, and for a variety of reasons ...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...planet , any methods that can be effective in significantly reducing their impact on climate change have to be fully explored. Considering that: Buildings are the #1 source of climate pollution— with 39% of global emissions. Their construction and ongoing maintenance generate the largest share of the waste going ...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...Ontario's new, $325-million green investment fund," Wynne announced Tuesday at the climate change talks in Paris. "We know that for electric vehicles to take off in Ontario there has to be the infrastructure in place." That's from the CBC, read more here. Quebec is also getting into the game, which is great news ...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...climate change. The panel spoke about the things that need to change in our society: the ways we transport ourselves, grow food, generate energy, and yes, build structures. Although I’d heard most of this before, I sat at the back of the room and felt the weight of this ‘inconvenient truth’ more palpably in my bones. F...

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?

...changes in everyday life, I realize how lucky I’ve been to spend the majority of my 20’s freely wandering the world and experiencing different cultures. I’ve been able to get a better understanding of the planet, people, myself - and to truly know just how important it is to aim for a more sustainable lifestyle and cut...