Look to the Sky

Artists and photographers know how beautiful light can be, especially when it’s natural, at various times of the day and in all seasons. Light makes you feel better – the Spring season is a perfect example as research indicates the exposure to increased sunlight triggers a release of serotonin, a hormone associated with boosting mood. […]


It’s Time to Support Home Renovations

Renovation is a critical part of the residential construction industry that often doesn’t get talked about in terms of policy.   It won’t shock anyone who’s heard of lumber and other building material supply shortages that demand for renovations has gone up during the pandemic.   This is partly due to all of us being […]


Renovating for Energy Savings

In August 2019 in this space I spoke about improving your home’s energy efficiency through renovating, and how improving the energy efficiency in existing housing is extremely important to our future quality of life in Ottawa. Since that time there have been two important developments: First, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) certified the first […]