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.

Efficient home design

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

Windmill

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.

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...

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 ...

Leed platinum plaque

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.

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

Tips for getting out of the city and living a rural small town lifestyle.

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

Insulated Concrete Forms and Gigacrete panels

Posted by Dallin Sumpter Feb. 21, 2019, 2:46 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 4 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

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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