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SB-12 Updates Are Coming – Feedback Needed

DWHR Removed from SB-12 (2017) – Comments Due March 11 By Kyle Anders Action Alert: This announcement is for builders of low-rise housing. This is a technical update, and it will impact your projects financially, so we encourage you read thoroughly and take action to have your say before the deadline next Friday.   Deadline for Comments: Friday March 11, 2016 The Ontario Ministry of...
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Report for Habitat for Humanity: Green Building Strategy

 Project Summary Project Type: Green Building Strategy Development Completed: December 2012 Client: Habitat for Humanity Canada In 2012, Habitat for Humanity Canada developed a green building strategy to provide a uniform set of green building practices for projects nationwide. This strategy would assist all local affiliates in achieving the minimum requirements of regionally recognized ‘Best in...
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Net Zero Energy Sighting in Ontario

Net Zero Energy Homes Among Us… By Kyle Anders It can be startling to learn that there are people out there living the Canadian Dream in a nice home, who aren’t paying for energy. ‘How can that possibly be!’ you exclaim. ‘We were meant to pay a monthly power bill to our benevolent utility overlords!’ Well it may be time to adjust that notion, because some innovative...
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Sneak Peek of Canada’s Next Home Energy Rating System

EnerGuide Gets a Facelift By Kyle Anders and Derek Satnik.   A Little Bit of History… Those of you who know some of Mindscape’s history will be very familiar with the involvement we’ve had in government programs. Canada has many of them, and housing is one of the most regulated of all Canada’s industries. Energy efficiency for housing is not knew to Canadians either....
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Minto’s Caledonia Towns on the Park – LEED Gold Certified

LEED® Gold Townhouse Project In May 2013, Minto, Ontario Home Builder’s Association 2012 Home Builder of the Year, completed another project with Mindscape Innovations that achieved LEED® Gold Certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).  Established in 1955, Minto is a fully-integrated real estate, development, construction and property management company with operations...
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