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Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre

Living roofs: the secrets to success

Learn the steps to creating a successful green roof - concept, design and maintenance.

Ice dam

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

Ice dams form at the bottom of roofs, letting water penetrate and cause damage to the interior of walls and roofs.

Frost in attic

Why is there frost in my attic?

A roof leak isn't really a roof leak if it’s leaking on a sunny day. It's more likely an accumulation of frost finally melting.

Living green roof on the Edelwiess house

DIY green roof installation video

A living green roof can last far longer than many other roofing systems when installed properly.

Mineral wool insulation in roofs

Mineral wool batts being installed in roof for a total of R95

Metal roof with solar panels

How to choose roofing materials

Choose durable roofing materials that will last through wind, precipitation and exposure to U.V rays.

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver

Urban living

A green home doesn’t always cost more to build, but always costs less to operate. A healthy efficient home saves money, reduces your carbon footprint and imp...

Suburb of Toronto

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

Suburbs can be one of the hardest places to live a green lifestyle, as they often have little access to services and public transportation. Here are a few ti...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal

Green living in the city

Being in the core of a city can be one of the greenest places to live. Transportation, services and utilities are already there, not to mention usually the h...

What makes a home livable to you?

Urban centers are increasing in population, with that comes the challenge of making them a healthy and enjoyable place to live, both in your home and out.

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.


Chicago green roof

Toronto Bylaw to Mandate Green Roofs

Toronto will soon see an explosion of green space in the downtown core as residential and commercial buildings comply with new bylaws. In the process we will...

Tesla solar roof

The Tesla Solar Roof price and release date

The Tesla Solar Roof is available this summer in Canada but it won't be cheap.

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

Presented by SAB Magazine and the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council), the 2018 Canadian Green Building Awards are open to all.

The Scrooser: eco cruising in style

Navigating the urban core never looked better. Transportation in a congested urban core can be challenging, frustrating and tough on the environment. Electri...

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