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Build It Green! Home Tour

Build It Green! Home Tour

We hear a great deal these days about green homes but seeing them is quite an eye opening experience. Now you can do it right here in this area starting in Thornbury. The Ontario Sustainable Construction & Resource Centre (OSCAR) (formally called The Ontario Green...

Why Not Incorporate Green Elements in Your Kitchen Remodel?

Why Not Incorporate Green Elements in Your Kitchen Remodel?

Earlier this year, I was in a charming country farm home in the Blue Mountains that had been remodeled using only reclaimed and recycled products.  It was stunning and I’ve never quite been able to get it out of my head.  Since then and, as I continue in my own...

You Can Still Get Home Energy Audits and Rebates In Ontario

You Can Still Get Home Energy Audits and Rebates In Ontario

Earth Day seems like the perfect day to share some good news on the ecoEnergy front. On March 31st of this year, the Federal government abruptly announced an immediate end to their very popular ecoEnergy Retrofit Homes Program.  Under that initiative, homeowners were...

ecoENERGY Retrofit Program Comes To A Sudden End

ecoENERGY Retrofit Program Comes To A Sudden End

After allocating an extra $80 million to this popular, energy efficiency retrofit program in the budget on March 4th, the Tory government has suddenly announced yesterday that it has been cancelled without warning. In a media release this morning, Kerri MacDonald from...

Ruling Says Wind Farms Affect Property Values

Ruling Says Wind Farms Affect Property Values

Even with the new proposed regulations surrounding their installations,  the debate about wind turbines continue to rage in Ontario and certainly here in the Blue Mountain area.  Recent letters to the editor such as this one and this one highlight the divergent...

Does Toilet Water Come Out of Your Tap?

Does Toilet Water Come Out of Your Tap?

Even with the new proposed regulations surrounding their installations,  the debate about wind turbines continue to rage in Ontario and certainly here in the Blue Mountain area.  Recent letters to the editor such as this one and this one highlight the divergent...

Too Few Builders Offering Energy-Efficient Features

Too Few Builders Offering Energy-Efficient Features

It sure does.  More on that is a moment. This is a historic week for the world with the Conference on Climate change taking place in Copenhagen.  It’s fitting then to share two little tidbits with you today that I thought you might find interesting regarding local...

Ontario Government Runs Out of Energy

Ontario Government Runs Out of Energy

It looks like a large number of new home builders are missing out on some real opportunities to attract new home buyers.  According to a survey released earlier this month, less than half of new home buyers were offered energy-efficient features for their new homes...

Collingwood Chiropractors Put Green In Practice

Collingwood Chiropractors Put Green In Practice

... to bring forth bold legislation that is. Last week, a delegation from the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) appeared before the Standing Committee on General Government to discuss REALTOR® concerns related to the Green Energy Act, and more specifically,...

ecoENERGY Retrofit Program Comes To A Sudden End

It’s Almost Like Renovating For Free!

We often talk about our desire to “go green” but outside of replacing fluorescent light bulbs and using organic garbage bins, I’m not sure some people really have been able to translate their desires into concrete action.  I’ve been thinking about this a great deal...

You, yes YOU Should Have a Home Energy Audit

You, yes YOU Should Have a Home Energy Audit

As reported in the last post, we recently had a Home Energy Audit performed on our own 22 year old, brick bungalow.  Although it ranked very well with respect to our over-all energy efficiency, there are still things we can do to make it better and in this post, I’d...

Would Your Chalet at Blue Mountain Pass This Test?

Would Your Chalet at Blue Mountain Pass This Test?

The house that my hubby and I live in is just over 20 years old.  It was well built and you wouldn’t think there would be much value to having an energy audit done.  Think again. Since talking to people a lot about things like ecoEnergy rebates,  the pending Home...

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Marg Scheben-Edey

Real Estate Broker
Market Value Appraiser - Residential
Accredited Green Broker™
(designated by the National Association of Green Agents & Brokers)

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realty limited, Brokerage
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