Hiring Pros

Finding designers and builders that share your vision

Guide

How to choose a home-building contractor

How to find reliable green home builders in your region

Home construction

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.

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

Planning and budget tips for home building and renovating

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

A simple checklist for home buyers - visual clues that can help indicate the quality and durability of a home.

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.

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...

Solar panel installation

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

Ten things to know that will help you get the best value out of a photovoltaic solar panel system

Choosing a building envelope

Choosing a building envelope

When it comes to choosing a building envelope there are many variables to consider: performance, durability, health, comfort, and of course, cost.

Real estate

What to look for in a new home and location

Disposing of old batteries

Waste management: compost and recycling

How to sort and dispose of household waste responsibly – food waste, paper, glass, paints, solvents, batteries, etc.… here is where to send stuff so it does ...

Efficient home design

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

Advice

How do I find a green builder in my region?

Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. Finding the right professionsals 3 Responses

Help building a LEED Platinum House

Posted by Sattar Alfa Aug. 31, 2018, 11:11 p.m. LEED Homes 1 Responses

How to prevent walls from rotting in humid climates

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

types of pads to build upon.

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What is the cost of Net Zero?

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

HRV/ERV systems and ground loops (earth tubes)

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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