31. 03. 2015

Heat Loss and Insulation

A number of weeks ago a client was going through the stages of a house inspection of a property we had an offer on. During the inspection, a water pipe was discovered traveling...

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09. 01. 2015

How to “Green” Your Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom renovations are one of the most popular home improvement projects in Canada. Creating your dream bathroom can add greatly to both the value of your house, as well as your family’s enjoyment...

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30. 11. 2014

Green Renovations : Green Your Basement — and Your Home

Most of us renovate our basements for the sole purpose of increasing the amount of usable space in our homes. A basement renovation can also be a great opportunity to add some features...

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26. 09. 2013

Energy Efficient Retrofits For Your Home

Save Money by Insulating Your Home Canadian homeowners are becoming increasingly interested in improving the energy efficiency of their homes. This is a particular concern for Canadians who live in older houses that...

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12. 09. 2013

Chicago Buildings must Declare Energy Usage

The City of Chicago has been the originator of many important architectural movements. They also built the world’s the first skyscraper, and today they took a step to introducing environmental concerns into the management of real...

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11. 09. 2013

What is a LEED Building?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a design system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998 that rates the design, construction, operation and management of buildings in regards to their...

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23. 08. 2013

Buying a House with a Tankless?

As tankless systems become more and more prevalent here in the greater Toronto area it has become more common for potential home buyers to discover a tankless water heater in the basement. We...

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26. 07. 2013

Energy Retrofits Done Right

Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce your energy consumption, environmental impact and save you money. However, if not done properly, replacing windows, adding insulation and reducing air leaks can have unintended effects on your...

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16. 07. 2013

Energy Efficient Retrofits for Your Home

Make Sure Your Home is Air-Tight In Canada, space heating can account for up to 60 per cent of most homeowners’ energy bills. This is especially true with older homes, which can often be...

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25. 05. 2013

Save Energy With a Tankless Water Heater

Other than space heating, most Canadians use more energy to heat water than for almost any other household activity. Finding ways to reduce hot water energy use can therefore be an important part...

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