All new homes in Toronto must be built to net-zero by 2030 Image

All new homes in Toronto must be built to net-zero by 2030

​​​​​​​If you’re considering tackling all the changes necessary to make your home net-zero, the City of Toronto is here to help. Mayor John Tory recently announced the BetterHomesTO program.

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Why you should buy an energy efficient home at Country Side Pointe in Uxbridge Image

Why you should buy an energy efficient home at Country Side Pointe in Uxbridge

​​​​​​​Recently, Maple Brook Homes opened Country Side Pointe in Uxbridge, with a new release of 35’ Bungaloft Towns and a select few 40’ detached homes available. One of the largest draws for the happy homebuyers was the incredible energy saving features

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What a Liberal government means for the housing market

I’ll start by congratulating the Liberal party, Justin Trudeau, and all the MPs elected across the country - but what does a Liberal minority government mean for Canada’s housing market? 

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You should consider climate change strategies before heading to the polls

As we near the federal election, I have one thing on my mind aside from housing - protecting the environment and fighting climate change (though this is connected to new housing development). 

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What I think of the federal parties’ housing promises

I’m feeling optimistic with all leading federal parties prioritizing housing issues leading up to the October 21 election. Remember, do your research before heading to the polls!  

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Birchcliff Urban Towns residents to benefit from geothermal heat pump system Image

Birchcliff Urban Towns residents to benefit from geothermal heat pump system

Subterra recently broke ground on a new geothermal heat pump at Core Development Group’s Birchcliff Urban Towns development, which is currently under construction in Toronto.

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Passive House design may be the way of the future

The federal government recently announced funding for a new affordable rental building in Whistler that will meet Passive House standards. There will be 24 units, including four studios, 13 one-bedrooms, and seven two-bedrooms.

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Canada announces funding for green retrofits in Toronto and Hamilton Image

Canada announces funding for green retrofits in Toronto and Hamilton

In a time when green programs are being cut in the country’s most populous areas, any bit of news about funding to improve energy efficiency is welcome.

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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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