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Choosing between buying, building or renting 1. Building a new home. Building a sustainable and energy efficient house is not necessarily more expensive th...

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

Landmark Homes Inc. In Calgary Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 net zero home...

Lockeport Beach House
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Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

Originally published by our print affiliate SAB Magazine Jury comments: This house has a light environmental footprint that derives from the philosophical ap...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
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Farnham Avenue House

This article was originally published in ecoHouse Canada , Winter 2014/15 issue. Kyle England is an architect with William Dewson Architects, www.dewson.com....

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...realizing the benefits of allowing people to work from home, such as worker satisfaction and savings on office space. 2. Eat local and grow a garden. One gr...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
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This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

The Skygarden House is a winner of the Canadian Green Building Awards and is a great example of the kind of transformation and performance enhancement that is ...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

The ecological impact of suburban living: U.S. studies regarding the energy impact of population by location shows 55% of the energy consumed by a family liv...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

The U.S. Green Building Council and the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning released a landmark report Feb. 29 that des...

Lifestyle, location and commuting

Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

...realize just how much stuff you have until you think about packing each item into boxes for your move; then, you’ll be more than ready to start sorting and deci...

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

A market study by AVID Ratings Canada for the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) surveyed 12,000 homebuyers across Canada to see what Canadians are loo...

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Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...real bonus, and another indication of a conscientious builder. Insulation: It's hard to tell how well insulated a house is without ripping open a wall, but it...