Renovation / Guides

Concept, design and architecture

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

Planning and budget tips for home building and renovating

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tidal power generators
Renewable energy

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

Renewable power sources such as sun and wind present challenges for grid operators in being able to consistently meet demand. Tidal and river generators rem...

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Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

Transparent laminate solar cells put the fossil fuel industry on notice?

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Choosing between renovating and rebuilding
Wall assemblies - renovation

Renovating or tearing down and starting over

Whether a house is worth rebuilding or is better torn down takes considering a lot of factors.

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Windmill
Renewable energy

Micro-power generation

Solar power good, power plants bad. If only it were that simple. There are many variables to consider when investigating ways to produce your own power.

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Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

Electricity is clean at its destination but can be very dirty at its source. Not all of us have the means to install solar panels or wind turbines, but with ...

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Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

A new colour option for granite counter tops

Granite makes for great counters, but for the most part Canadian granite has a pretty consistent colour, which doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room for design....

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Related products

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto earns Canadian Green Buildi
Real estate

The Skygarden House renovation in Toronto wins 2016 Canadian Green Building Award

While keeping the existing footprint, the Skygarden House renovation brings a leaky old home close to Passive House levels of performance.

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Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

Dust and chemicals in building materials can trigger permanent respiratory issues such as asthma; here are some ways to safeguard your air and health while w...

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Concept, design and architecture

How to stay on budget when building a home

Advice from a green building project manager: how to develop a construction budget and stick to it.

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Professional services

Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh
Renewable energy

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

Powered by foot, this compact and easy to maneuver machine is an excellent alternative to a normal home washing machine or trip to the dreaded laundromat.

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