Smart homes / Guides

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Keep Families Safer
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light home hubs is ever expanding - look for the best rated ones here . Smart door locks Smart door locks are deadbolt front door locks that can be operated...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...Smart home monitors Just like smart thermostats, smart home monitors are connected to the internet and allow you to track and control the consumption of your ...

Smart Door Lock Buying Guide - Easy DIY Project
Mechanical systems

Smart door lock buying guide lock, but it's still smarter than forgetting your key! Are smart door locks safe? Smart homes and home automation are becoming common terms and are ...

Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED? sell for approximately 8% higher than non-certified homes and spend less time on the market. The ecological necessity to build more sustainable homes is...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home amidst a deep freeze and blizzard that coated homes with ice up to 3 feet thick in some places. Code-Built homes = the minimum allowed This makes bu...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

A quick update : as of September 13 Beachaus II has officially been awarded LEED Platinum, the highest possible achievement in the LEED for homes rating system...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, virus
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular? SMART air filters - sounds like a smart idea! Until recent events made people think more in detail about the quality of the air circulating around th...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Healthy indoor air quality

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...SMART radon monitors available that keep a constant eye on the levels in the home. Take a look here for the best choice and prices on SMART radon monitoring equ...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...Smart Mortgage: BMO Eco Smart Mortgage offers a mortgage rate at 3.29% on a 5-year fixed mortgage for energy efficient homes. To qualify, your home must meet ...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions businesses stay on top of trends, and there is no doubt that there is one happening here. Fuels perceived as 'dirty' are already at a disadvantage in the ...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements where water tables are high, or those that may be built in proximity to natural springs, will run regularly throughout the year, whereas in other homes in...