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Lockeport Beach House

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

The Lockeport Beach house in Nova Scotia is the Residential winner of the 2017 Canadian Green Building Awards

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.

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.

Choosing a home and neighbourhood

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

Whether you're buying or building, here are things to look for in a new home and location.

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What to look for in a new home and location

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto earns Canadian Green Buildi

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.

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto

Farnham Avenue House

Old ideas and new technologies merge in eco-friendly Toronto infill

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton

The Windsor Park Net Zero House in Edmonton wins 2017 Canadian Green Building Award in Technical category.

Passive House in Quebec

Passive-Aggressive House

Recounting the trials — and joys — of building a Canadian home that meets the "Passivhaus" standard.

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

When you're a long way from the amenities of civilization, employing both active and passive solar strategies can provide security, independence and just goo...

Concrete, wood and steel structures

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete

A life cycle analysis of the three major materials used as structural support for buildings

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