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LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

Canada's premier sustainable building organization offers free green building registration and certification to charitable building projects.

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Real estate

Real estate

What to look for in a new home and location

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Concept, design and architecture

Efficient home design

All about energy efficient home design - building enclosures, product selection and energy efficiency strategies.

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Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

Beyond just lower utility bills, there are other financial incentives to buy or build green homes. Here is a list of some federal, provincial and municipal p...

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Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home rating systems

Home rating systems can offer an independent and credible third party appraisal of the health, durability and performance of a home.

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Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

On September 10, 2012, Naikoon Contracting Ltd. officially broke ground on the "Midori Uchi", launching the construction of what they hope will be the greene...

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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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Green building certifications

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

Presented by SAB Magazine (Sustainable Architecture and Building) and the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council), the Canadian Green Building Awards 2013 is o...

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Professional services

Caulking around windows is a cheap way to save a lot of money and ener
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: a pyramid scheme that actually works!

There are a number of ways you can up the efficiency of your home without spending much money. Here are our top 8 home improvement tips with the greatest ret...

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Real estate

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

A survey done for the Canadian Home Builders Association says that energy efficiency, open concept and functionality are the big selling trends.

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Home construction
Finding the right professionsals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

Choosing a building team in design and construction: weigh the options between a DIY home build, hiring a general contractor, purchasing a Pre-fab kit.

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