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“We’re getting so good at building these net zero homes,” says Sonja Winkelmann, director of net zero energy housing for the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA).

The builder says the 2,000-sq.-ft. open-concept home outperforms traditional construction.

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A home recently listed by Engel & Völkers Halifax is made from 612,000 recycled PET bottles, says builder JD Composites.

Chris Chopik (Photo by Elijah Shark)

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Climate change is an emerging risk affecting the value of real estate, which is why Chris Chopik wrote a 75-page paper on the subject: Property Value in an Era of Climate Change.

The home is on two acres surrounded by indigenous vegetation.

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“It’s the Rolls Royce of green homes,” says listing agent Rebecca Johnson of Sutton Team Realty in Brantford.

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We all know the main reason we need to make our homes more energy efficient is to protect the environment, but the second most...

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The idea behind a green or eco-friendly home is simple – it is one that uses fewer resources in its heating, cooling, power consumption, water and garbage systems than other homes in its area or year of construction.

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There are many products on the market that claim to be green even though their benefit is minimal to non-existent. How can you evaluate a green product or initiative beyond the marketing hype?

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With the stacked benefits of comfort, efficiency and health, there is a growing consumer interest in radiant heat.