Renovation / Guides

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...renovation tax credits. This is excellent news for everyone, as it could be argued that renovation tax incentives offer as good a return on investment as you ar...

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Concept, design and architecture

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...renovation. Even professional contractors tend to underestimate the costs and duration of a project. Get advice from multiple professionals if you can, to ...

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LEED Homes

LEED Frequently Asked Questions

...renovation project be certified? Renovations are eligible, as long as it involves a renovation of the building envelope (wall system). Renovation project...

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custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Non-toxic cabinetry

...renovation by River Woodworks © Ecohome Custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks © Ecohome ...

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Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada

...renovation projects, both residential and industrial. After a year of construction and setting up manufacturing equipment, the company began operations in ...

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Concept, design and architecture

How to stay on budget when building a home

...renovation project? PR - Obviously it is important to be rigorous in monitoring costs at every stage. It’s not enough to establish a detailed budget – you ...

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EcoVéa,the intelligent shower
Bathrooms

Low-flow shower heads are worth the money

So, let's start with this somewhat shocking reality - the average Canadian will use over 1.4 million litres of water per year, or about 4 to 5 times that of mo...

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Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

There are probably only two general desires we share when imagining a dream house - we all want the nicest one possible for the least amount of money. And we w...

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Choosing between renovating and rebuilding
Wall assemblies - renovation

Renovating or tearing down and starting over

...renovation page for best practices. Slab-on-grade: New slabs are our favourite way to build, but old ones that are not properly built can be difficult and ...

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Spray polyurethane foam on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: how to prevent mould when retrofitting basements

...renovation project. It is much more affordable to deal with most issues inside the building. The basement insulation solutions proposed here are for those that ...

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Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...renovations are eligible for a 10% refund of the Genworth mortgage insurance premium. Details here . CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation): B...

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