Green Building

April 25, 2018

7 Simple Ways For Homeowners To Save Money And Be Environmentally Concerned

It is often said, homeownership is an essential component of most people’s Canadian Dream, but, while it should be, once someone has bought the home of their dreams, it is important to consider being environmentally concerned and responsible because it […]
October 24, 2017

Should You Buy the Latest Home Automation Gadgets?

You’re at work when the thought hits you, “Did I lock the door when I left this morning?” You check your smartphone, see that you didn’t, and click the “LOCK” button. Now your house is secure. That’s home automation for […]
June 25, 2017

Going “Green” in Your Garden or Flower Bed

There has been a lot of emphasis lately on the importance of “going green”. That simply means being environmentally-responsible. You likely already recycle, use energy-efficient lights, and turn down your thermostat when no one is home. Yet, most of us […]
February 27, 2016

Curious about what’s trending in homes and gardens this year?

As another year is launched, so too are the latest design trends.  If you’re thinking of a home refresh or just wondering what’s new, here are a few popular trends to look out for in 2016: Tiny Homes – This trend […]
January 22, 2016

Types of lighting for the home

You probably don’t think buying a lighting fixture for a room is all that complicated. It isn’t. However, it does require you to consider which types of lighting you may need. According to the Lighting Association, there are three types: […]
August 10, 2010

10 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes, […]
June 16, 2009

Get Your Share of the Government Pie

I recently had a home energy audit to see what grant money I had available from the incentive programs that the government has available.  Actually, over 21,000 Canadians have taken advantage of this program. I can get $2,645 from the […]
April 1, 2009

Ontario’s Plan for Mandatory Energy Audits

It is kind the case of one hand giving and the other hand taking away. The federal budget this year gave a tax break to home buyers by giving them a tax credit for some of the closing costs when […]
December 22, 2008

Time to Go Tankless?

Although the government seems to be able to find lots of money to fund different interest groups, I, at home, am looking for ways to keep my bills under control and have a few pennies left over.  Maybe, going tankless is […]