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March 13, 2018 News

Reading the Tesla tea leaves

by John Bleasby

The future of Tesla’s solar roof tiles is murky and uncertain

March 12, 2018 News

Golden Bee Homes named Renovator of the Year in the GTA

by canadiancontractor

The awards are presented annually by BILD, the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area

March 9, 2018 News

Built Green Canada reaches milestone in certified homes

by canadiancontractor

The energy rating agency says they have certified 33,830 single family projects by the end of 2017

March 9, 2018 News

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

by Joseph Hough

Alexander Maurer, a Passive House and NZE consultant in Vancouver, wonders why Canada didn’t become a world leader in extremely efficient residential building, given our early lead with the Saskatchewan Conservation House as far back as 1977.

March 7, 2018 News

Reid’s Heritage Homes now 3-time NZE Builder of the Year winner

by John Bleasby

The EnerQuality Awards honour some of Ontario’s best green builders

March 6, 2018 Video

All About Fasteners, Episode 2: Concrete Pins (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

Rob Koci talks with Gustavo Angola, Technical Specialist at ITW, about the correct installation of concrete pins in bottom plate applications.

March 6, 2018 News

Alberta puts contractors in the cross hairs

by John Bleasby

Fraud Prevention Month attack is bad publicity for the contracting industry

March 5, 2018 News

We have a winner in our latest Contractor Dilemma Contest!

by John Bleasby

Eric Elford of Habidex Renovations in New Westminster, BC wins a DeWalt 20V LED Tripod Light

March 1, 2018 News

Towards the Passive House: A short history of energy-efficient housing in Canada (Part 4 of 5)

by Joseph Hough

This part of our story features a couple of large Passive House structures in Peterborough, Ontario and Vancouver.

March 1, 2018 News

Federal budget pulls back from a full small business tax assault

by John Bleasby

It’s more a punch in the nose than two broken legs

February 28, 2018 News

Squamish, BC waste firm introduces recycling stations on construction sites

by canadiancontractor

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

by canadiancontractor

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

by canadiancontractor

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

by canadiancontractor

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.

by canadiancontractor

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