Canada Greener Homes Grant – Making it More Affordable to Have an Energy-Efficient Home

Canada’s government has plans to help about 700,000 homeowners acquire loans they can easily pay via the Canada Greener Homes Grant venture. The goal is to invest $2.6 billion in a span of 7 years to aid people to build or repair their homes in ways that they could reduce their energy bills and make their homes more energy-efficient.
To help achieve the plan, the 2021 Federal Budget had a $4.4 billion budget proposal that will last up to 5 years. The amount is intended to help around 200,000 Canadian homeowners acquire up to $40,000 interest-free loans to make their homes energy-efficient.
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Finding Alternatives to a Standard Drywall

Drywall is a popular interior finish in many homes mainly due to its affordability and ease of installation. However, there are certain areas of your interiors, specifically the parts often exposed to humidity, where you can place other suitable finishings.
Drywall gained its popularity in the 1940s as it became the go-to wall finish used in the construction industry, taking over lath and plaster. It is effective in balancing temperatures in homes with its thermal mass. Standard gypsum drywall is …

What You Need to Know About Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam has easily gained popularity in insulating homes and other structures. Its manufacturers made sure to capitalize on its ease of use in marketing the product. While the product works, the effects may not last for a long time.
Does It Work?
Spray foam works by obscuring vapor and adding sufficient insulation to homes. It is efficient in making a house airtight as long as properly applied.
It works, but many debates about the product …

All About Non-Toxic Natural Wood Finishing Oil

A manufacturer from Quebec, Livos, focuses on making natural wood finishing oils made from all-natural materials, including plants. They offer healthy and sustainable products without using heavy metals to add color pigments.
These all-natural wood finishing oils are made from natural resins, including carnauba, beeswax, and damar combined with cold-pressed linseed oil. The final product is non-toxic and eco-friendly.
The Kunos oil, for example, is safe for newborns, …

A Brief Guide to Non-Toxic and Natural Hemp Flooring

Hemp has been getting more attention because the search for sustainable building materials that are durable and eco-friendly is growing. In the first place, hemp is easy to grow. It only takes up to 120 days to plant and harvest the crop.
Since they are now widely used in constructing houses, they help in preserving other trees in the forests getting cut to supply the demand of the housing industry.
The Creation of Hemp Flooring
Hemp flooring is …

Design and Other Ideas in Building Eco Houses

It is now possible and easier to build your own energy-efficient home. The designs also have many variations and are no longer confined to the typical green roof or timber claddings. There are construction components, including glazing, which allow the production of eco-homes with a variety of designs possible.
The Advantages of Using Timber Frame
This is a good option for frames used in building your eco home. Aside from durability, it offers high-…

Brief Guide About Environment-Friendly Materials

Choosing environment-friendly building materials for your green home can be a daunting task, but it can be done with ease as long as you know what you are looking for.
Bear in mind that these materials come with their pros and cons depending on their history or where they come from. The sustainability of these materials will largely depend on how and where you live and the architectural design of your house.
For example, if you are considering what to get for your roofing, …

Keeping Air Clean while Renovating

When you have home renovations, ensure that all family members stay safe throughout the process. Renovation requires cleaning, painting, installation, moving, and so on. All these will result in chemicals and dust particles in the air. If not protected, people exposed to the dirt can suffer from respiratory issues and aggravate existing conditions.

Biophilic Interior Design – Tips to Create a Healthy Home Office

When you spend most of your time inside your home, whether it is by choice or a must to keep yourself safe, you have to ensure that your indoor environment is safe and healthy for everyone.
Biophilic Interior Design
Aside from being habitable, your home must feel like a solace you can seek to feel at ease. You can start by implementing the biophilic interior design in your home. The scheme focuses on using natural and sustainable materials to create a homey and calming space.

Eco-Homes Sustainable Inspirations

Eco homes may be sustainable and environment-friendly, but they can also be stunning and appealing. Here are some design ideas you can consider when planning the layout and design of your eco home:
1. Green Retrofit
The project was done with the help of Permitted Development for Invisible Studio’s Piers Taylor. Before the retrofit construction, the structure used to be a dilapidated folly. Taylor opted to construct a timber frame extension 20 years back, and it has …