First-ever Passive House high-rise retrofit in Canada coming soon Image

First-ever Passive House high-rise retrofit in Canada coming soon

Hamilton will soon be home to Canada’s first-ever residential tower retrofit that meets Passive House standards, surpassing Ontario’s building code in energy efficiency by leaps and bounds. 

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Skyscraper concepts that limit our impact on the environment

One architectural design competition that we like to follow is eVolo Magazine’s annual Skyscraper Competition, which challenges designers, architects, and engineers around the world to approach vertical building design in an innovative way. 

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Adding solar panels to your home could increase its value

Thinking of installing a solar power system? It could be more than worth it when it comes time to sell as energy efficiency becomes more and more important to homebuyers. 

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Sifton Properties named Ontario Green Builder at the EQ Awards!

This year’s winners of the EnerQuality Awards have been announced! When it comes to energy efficiency, green building, and sustainability in the new home building industry, the EQ Awards is one of the most prestigious forms of recognition. 

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The EnerQuality EQ Awards finalists are the best of the best in green homebuilding

One of the most prestigious awards for green building, sustainability, and energy efficiency in the new home industry is EnerQuality’s annual EQ Awards. And we are excited to share some of the finalists with you!

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EQ Awards nominations deadline fast approaching!

Do you know a home builder, supplier, or any other new home industry leader that deserves recognition for their commitment to energy efficiency? Then you should nominate them for the EQ Awards!

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ENERGY STAR certification now available for new high-rise residential buildings in Ontario Image

ENERGY STAR certification now available for new high-rise residential buildings in Ontario

Last week, Natural Resources Canada announced that new mid- and high-rise residential buildings in Ontario can now qualify for ENERGY STAR certification for the first time ever.

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This Winnipeg builder wants to be the IKEA of the new home industry

A Winnipeg-based builder is trying to change the industry with their prefab, net zero detached homes. KITHOUSE is about to make waves, and Ontario may need it now more than ever.

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Say goodbye to energy efficient homes

Our new premier this week vowed to make it his first official act to put the kibosh on GreenON, the renovation rebate program that incentivized homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient.

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How you can help make Toronto a greener city at home

The City of Toronto partnered with three community groups on the Toronto’s Greenest Neighbourhoods project with the goal of encouraging more people to take advantage of rebates and incentives for home energy retrofits.

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