Green Renovations — Basements

Man using protective gloves painting a grey wall with spray paint gun. Young worker renovating house

Virtually all homeowners will find something of use in this detailed and practical fact sheet from Central Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC).  If you're planning a basement renovation, it's a must read, filled with time, energy and money saving tips, features and advice on how to green any project, from extensive, expensive renos to slower, more affordable and incremental upgrades.


The guide explains nine site factors to consider during the planning stage (structural conditions, air quality and circulation, moisture and water problems, mold, lead, asbestos and soil gases) as well as steps to remediate, when necessary, or incorporate corrective actions into your renovation plans.  There are specific suggestions for each type of upgrade including lighting, plumbing, flooring, painting, mechanical and electrical.


The fact sheet also details CMHC's  five principles of Healthy Housing™ and  includes a concise checklist that all homeowners contemplating a reno can use.  To read more click here.




Direct: 613-617-6762

Royal LePage Team Realty

484 Hazeldean Road

Kanata, Ontario

K2L 1V4

Office: 613-592-6400

Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest in the Ottawa real estate market, I can help. Contact me today for to discuss your real estate needs.

The trade marks displayed on this site, including CREA®, MLS®, Multiple Listing Service®, and the associated logos and design marks are owned by the Canadian Real Estate Association. REALTOR® is a trade mark of REALTOR® Canada Inc., a corporation owned by Canadian Real Estate Association and the National Association of REALTORS®. Other trade marks may be owned by real estate boards and other third parties. Nothing contained on this site gives any user the right or license to use any trade mark displayed on this site without the express permission of the owner. 

powered by WEBKITS