What I think of the federal parties’ housing promises Image

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

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

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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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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