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Green Home and Energy Show

It’s that time of the year. Please join us at the Green Home and Energy Show next Wednesday October 2nd at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson between 5pm and 8pm  

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The Cost of Construction

I often get asked what the cost per square foot will be for both new homes and renovations. In some cases, we have a pretty good idea based on past projects and our combined experience. However, the cost per square…

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BC Step Code

The Step Code is a new BC provincial standard that provides an incremental and consistent approach to achieve energy efficient construction. Ultimately the goal is to have all new buildings be net zero energy by 2032. They divided it into 5 steps,…

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Laneway Housing in Nelson

We are in the middle of building our first Laneway home in Nelson. There are several names such as garden home, or carriage home, but basically, it’s a second home on a lot with an existing house, usually limited to…

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Fortis BC Incentives

Incentives FortisBC’s New Home Program—BUILT GREEN® builders labelling under BUILT GREEN® whose projects meet the New Home Standard and are natural gas heated homes and electrically heated homes in the FortisBC electric service territory, will be eligible for FortisBC incentives.For…

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Thinking of a Green Renovation

Here are some tips and insights from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association for Green Renovating. http://www.renomark.ca/Assets/GreaterTorontoArea/Images/Homeowners%20Guide%20to%20Green%20Renovation.pdf

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Some of the Greenest Homes in the World

Marc recently became certified to build Net Zero Energy Homes through CHBA. Here are some residential net zero energy building examples from living-future.org. This is what is possible when homeowners and designers look at how to reduce energy demands of buildings. Read the…

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WHY BUILD BUILT GREEN

BUILT GREEN® builders and renovators are trained in energy efficient building practices, water saving techniques, construction waste management, and other environmental practices. It is mandatory for all active BUILT GREEN® builder and renovator members to take the training programs offered…

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