Province / Guides

Why Radon maps by state or province shouldn't replace testing

Radon Levels by State & Province - Why a Radon Test is Essential

Radon gas maps - levels by State or Province Radon maps show where the risk of radon contamination in homes is the highest, But finding the local risk level on a radon map is not a clear indication of safe or dangerous levels of radon gas in a home. For example, below are official maps of the high-risk radon gas are...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...province. As part of this initiative, they have developed a program which allows citizens to connect their renewable energy projects to the provincial energy grid and receive premium prices for any excess energy produced above the needs of the property. In 2009, along with the introduction of the Ontario Green Ener...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...province that runs on hydroelectric power. Yes, the naysayers are right, a whole lot of land got flooded and a lot of methane gets released from it, but the damage is done so we might was well make the best of it. The Quebec government has an ambitious plan for electric transportation in the province, including a g...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...province page to find out here) we can't stress enough how important it is to test for radon, or better still to continually monitor for high radon levels. It's so important for health, and it's so easy to miss a small detail during construction that lets radon into your basement or home, it's reassuring to know that t...

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...province as well as types of plants.

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...provinces have much larger networks of renewable energy in place already, no other province has taken such a proactive stance on addressing the elephant in the room - transportation. Quebec buildings are powered exclusively by renewable hydroelectric energy, as is much of BC and Manitoba and others, but the perceived e...

LEED Homes

Getting Started

...province. 2) Initial assessment meeting: Put together a design and building team, and with your LEED provider you will go over your plans and determine which level of certification you wish to pursue. It is here that you will see how well your intended project would score on the LEED rating system, and with help from...

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

...province to province, and they are subject to change quickly based on the whims of politicians, so any list we compile would likely be out of date before we could publish it but we highly recommend contacting your provincial or state government to see what programs are currently in place for rebates for EVSEs and EV ch...

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

How much insulation is too much in attics and walls?

...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 such as latitude, local 'micro-climates', elevation, ...

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

...province or territory. Apart from lower bills and better comfort, why use less energy? Canadians are large consumers of energy, with per capita consumption five times greater than the world average, 29% higher than the US, and nearly triple that of the European Union - that's why! This grant scheme is a great w...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...province you live in means this can be a little bit of a lottery when looking for a new home, especially if you're a concerned environmentalist, are looking for a healthy home with a good level of interior air quality, or are simply a future homeowner who cares about lower utility bills, better comfort and protecting t...