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High on Performance: Get to Know HERS Index Before Buying

High on Performance: Get to Know HERS Index Before Buying

What makes a home “high performance” and what does that mean to a homeowner? How do I know how my current home performs? If I’m building a new house, what […]

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4 Good Reasons to Buy an ENERGY STAR Home

4 Good Reasons to Buy an ENERGY STAR Home

So you’ve probably seen a blue, square sticker with a star in it last time you and your spouse were shopping for that sexy new appliance for your kitchen, right? […]

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Tree Houses: Live Your Childhood Dream in One of These Arboreal Abodes

Tree Houses: Live Your Childhood Dream in One of These Arboreal Abodes

In my website wanderings for interesting sites where I can waste my time, I found http://www.stairporn.org/. This site has nothing to do with tree houses, and the porn referenced in […]

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Air Leakage: Air Seal Your Home, Downsize Your A/C and Save Big!

Air Leakage: Air Seal Your Home, Downsize Your A/C and Save Big!

In this year’s record-breaking heat wave, most homeowners will make the common mistake of opting for a bigger air conditioner, but the unbearable heat typically isn’t the air conditioner’s fault […]

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LEEDing the Way: LEED Canada’s Whole-building Certification Process

LEEDing the Way: LEED Canada’s Whole-building Certification Process

With buildings accounting for 42 per cent of Canada’s CO2 emissions, the construction industry presents a massive carbon reduction opportunity. Green building, also known as sustainable or high performance building, […]