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The Science Behind a Net Zero Home

Every part of a Net Zero Home works together in harmony to create the ultimate energy efficient living space. Every aspect of the home, including the building envelope, mechanical systems, and renewable energy systems, works together as a system to ensure peak performance. Through advanced “building science” techniques, technologies, and products, builders can significantly reduce … Continued

Members and HBAs Recognized in the 2022 Association Leadership Awards

Every year, volunteer members, local home builders’ associations (HBAs), and their staff work tirelessly to build a strong community, strengthen the industry, and give back to cities, towns, and neighbourhoods across Canada. The Association Leadership Awards honour the leaders within the entirety of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) – both individuals and local and … Continued

What is Phantom Energy Usage and How Does it Affect Your Utility Costs?

Have you ever looked at your utility bill and wondered how you possibly used so much energy? As more workplaces adopt a work from home model, you’re likely using more energy than you ever have before. But if you’re someone who follows responsible protocols to conserve energy – like switching off the lights when they’re … Continued

Green is in: Net Zero Homes impress in the 2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

Today’s homes increasingly prioritize energy efficiency – whether it be through high-efficiency windows, energy efficient appliances, or a tighter building envelope. So, it’s no surprise that Net Zero Homes are gaining popularity among home buyers and homeowners. Last week, the finalists of the 2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence were announced – and Qualified … Continued

Spring Maintenance Inspection – A DIYer’s to-do list to protect your home

Every year we look forward to spring. Until the snow melts and leaks into your home or unveils some other unsightly mess. But there are a few simple steps a homeowner can take to perform an inspection and prevent damage before it occurs. Sheena Sinclair, owner of Bella Vista Developments in Saskatoon, Sask., and Tamara … Continued