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October 11, 2016

The snow has already started to fall in some parts of the country -- Mother Nature's cheeky reminder that winter is right around the corner. Here's a handy checklist to help you and your customers get your home winter ready – inside and out. Outdoor checklist  Clean the gutters – The leaves are falling. Those that sit in the gutter will trap and pool water, which have the potential to cause big damage with a big snow o...

Built Green Canada supports Fort McMurray rebuild

September 1, 2016

August 26, 2016 by Steve Payne Press release from Built Green Canada. In light of the unimaginable destruction of the Ft. McMurray wildfires and subsequent flooding that has left thousands of Albertans displaced, Built Green Canada is working to support the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo's (RMWB) rebuilding efforts. While the rebuild has been of paramount concern since the e...

Is green building good for business?

August 17, 2016

Is green building good for business?     August 10, 2016 by John Bleasby     It's hard to turn around without reading another study that either touts the benefits of eco-friendly home design and construction, or suggests that consumers are increasingly willing to pay a premium for ‘green features' in their homes and renovations. Does this offer an opportunity for savvy builders and renovators to different...

Hazard awareness training for every construction worker

June 9, 2016

Ontario Ministry of Labour consults on hazard awareness training for every construction worker June 2, 2016 by Alec Caldwell The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is proposing a new mandatory safety program for contractors. They are calling it “construction hazard awareness” training. It's just in the “consulting” stages right now, but if everything goes according to plan, a new one-day course will ...

A permanent HRTC? Sudbury builders say ‘Yes!’

September 21, 2015

A permanent HRTC? Sudbury builders say ‘Yes!' Local home builder and industry president calls the HRTC ‘sound policy' September 21, 2015 by John Bleasby Making the Home Renovation Tax Credit permanent, as promised by the Conservative government if re-elected has gone down well with builders in Sudbury Ontario. Louis Zagordo, local home builder and president of the Sudbury and District Hom...

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