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February 28, 2018 News

Squamish, BC waste firm introduces recycling stations on construction sites

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Small Business BC Awards judges voted this ‘Best Concept’ at their 15th annual awards

February 28, 2018 News

Sprinkler industry clarifies National Building Code objectives

by John Bleasby

CASA seeks “more collaboration between builders and municipalities”

February 26, 2018 News

Winners of the EnerQuality Housing Innovation Awards

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Leading companies in sustainable housing recognized for their contributions and advancements in Ontario’s Green Building category

February 26, 2018 News

Canada Green Building Council sets 2030 roadmap for $32B retrofit economy

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New report urges private sector to take leadership role with government to fight climate change and create new jobs for Canadians

February 25, 2018 News

Small business’ “Unfair Advantages” likely to be under attack in Federal budget

by John Bleasby

Income sprinkling and passive business income are Liberal targets

February 23, 2018 News

Towards the Passive House: A short history of energy-efficient housing in Canada (Part 3 of 5)

by Joseph Hough

A look at the Daley House in Okotoks, Alberta and the Putz House in Regina, Saskatchewan. Plus: Stich Consulting and Design, Invermere, B.C.

February 23, 2018 News

Calgary renovation contractor to accept Bitcoin and Ethereum payments

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Blair Foisy, Trademark Renovations, says his decision to accept the Ether and Bitcoin cryptocurrencies is a first in our industry

February 23, 2018 News

Report says that vehicle accidents are leading cause of workplace deaths in B.C.

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B.C.’s construction sector had 10 per cent of all work-related vehicle crashes

February 23, 2018 News

Our Contractor Dilemma contest ends Friday!

by John Bleasby

You could win a DeWalt 20V MAX* XR® Tool Connect™ Hammerdrill 

February 22, 2018 News

One week left to enter our ‘Contractor Dilemma Contest’!

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The client signed a second renovation contract, but now wants the deposit refunded

February 22, 2018 Video

How to Generate Leads, Part 3: How to get (and maintain) excellent online reviews (VIDEO)

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This is the third in a 5-part series of short videos sponsored by HomeStars

February 22, 2018 News

The pros and cons of piece work

by John Bleasby

Workers can benefit from higher earnings, contractors from higher profits

February 20, 2018 News

CertainTeed Insulation’s Ottawa plant reaches million hour safety milestone

by John Bleasby

For a plant running 24 hours a day with 12-hour shifts, maintaining a clean time-loss accident record is quite an accomplishment. That’s what CertainTeed Insulation’s Ottawa plant has achieved over the past four years. In recognition, CertainTeed’s parent company welcomed

February 19, 2018 Video

How to Generate Leads, Part 2: Maximizing Your Online Exposure (VIDEO)

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This is the second in a 5-part series of short videos sponsored by HomeStars

February 19, 2018 Video

How to Generate Leads, Part 1: Twelve things you should NOT do (VIDEO)

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This is the first in a 5-part series of short videos sponsored by HomeStars

February 16, 2018 News

Towards the Passive House: A short history of energy-efficient housing in Canada (Part 2 of 5)

by Joseph Hough

The Saskatchewan Conservation House, a pioneering energy-efficient house in Canada, was constructed in 1977.

February 15, 2018 News

Ontario government studies how to reduce residential construction waste entering landfill sites

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The Ontario Trillium Foundation has funded a $42,000 study in which Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga has studied the need for “more source separation” of wastes and recycled materials on residential construction sites

February 15, 2018 News

Mattamy Homes and ecobee thermostats “partner to transform the home”

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The ecobee 4 is a voice-enabled smart thermostat which features a built-in “Amazon Alexa Voice Service.”