Any time we blog about retrofits, we’re flooded with questions. We’ve gone into more depth on cost and key issues here.Read More
Retrofit or Rebuild in a Net Zero World?
It’s a very real question in 2023: for owners of older, inefficient homes, is retrofitting or rebuilding best?Read More
Canada Greener Homes Grant
The federal government recently launched its Canada Greener Homes Grant. In brief, the grant provides various incentive options for existing homes to upgrade their energy efficiency, however no grants are available for new homes, even though housing starts in many parts of the country continue to grow (in our own local area, new builds are huge in a hot real estate market). In this article, we ask why the government won’t also support homeowners in building highly energy efficient homes right out of the gate.Read More
Retrofitting an older home to Passive House standard
Next stop in our new series on retrofitting older homes: changes to attain Passive House standard. We have received many requests from readers on how to transform an existing home into a passive home.