Greening Homes’ Rosedale renovation featured in Homes and Cottages By: greening homes

March 16, 2016
Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency, Transportation, Waste Diversion

Greening Homes’ full house renovation in Rosedale is featured in a six-page spread in Homes and Cottages’ April 2016 issue. Entitled, Second time around, the article focuses on why building with green materials was top priority for the homeowners. In the article, writer Connie Adair touches on some of our core pillars, including smart transportation […]

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Greening Homes wins two BILD awards for Summerhill renovation By: greening homes

March 11, 2016
Announcements, Green Materials, Indoor Health, Resource Efficiency, Waste Diversion

Greening Homes is thrilled to announce that it is the recipient of two BILD 18th annual Renovation & Custom Home Awards, one for Best Green Renovation and the other for the category: Best Renovation $300,000 to $500,000. The awarded project is a modern open concept renovation of a 100-year-old Victorian Semi-detached home in Summerhill. The awards were […]

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The vote is in! Youth weigh in on our Legacy Project design By: greening homes

March 9, 2016
Community

It’s official! On March 6, the youth of Eva’s Phoenix voted on their favourite design. Several months ago the Canada Green Building Council CaGBC-Greater Toronto Chapter (CaGBC-GTC) approached Greening Homes to volunteer our time and skills to ‘bring the outdoors in’ at the new Eva’s Phoenix location, as part of the National CaGBC’s Legacy Project. […]

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Greening Homes Winter Retreat 2016 By: greening homes

February 8, 2016
Announcements, Community, Resource Efficiency

More than ten years ago I had a vision to offer homeowners quality design renovations with minimal environmental and health impacts – delivered by an exceptional team. Flash forward to a weekend in January this year, that team – 21 in total – gathered at the Ecology Retreat Centre in Hockley Valley to take stock […]

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Chicago’s First Certified Passive House By: greening homes

February 2, 2016
Indoor Health, LEED for Homes, Passive House

A tour of four different Passive (and near Passive) Houses in the Chicago area was conducted on the last day of the 2015 North American Passive House Conference.  The sites varied from Chicago’s very first Certified Passive House to a couple that were under construction.  The homes toured were collaborations between builder Brandon Weiss of […]

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Foam-Free Assemblies By: greening homes

February 2, 2016
Green Materials, LEED for Homes, Passive House

One of the most eye-opening seminars for me at the recent North American Passive House Conference was a talk by Carri Beer (Brennan+Company) and Michael Hindle (Passive to Positive) titled “Foam Free Assemblies for a Net Zero Passive House in Western Maryland”.  Michael spoke with great passion about the importance of material selection criteria other […]

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How Many Blower Door Fans Does It Take to Test Airtightness at the Evergreen Brickworks? By: greening homes

December 18, 2015
Community, LEED for Homes

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in some airtightness testing at the Evergreen Brickworks (a LEED Platinum building). The testing was for a research group from Ryerson University and was led by Greg Labbe and Shervin Akhavi from the BlueGreen Group. To sufficiently depressurize the building, seven blower door fans were required!  We were very […]

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Building healthy homes through non-toxic construction adhesives By: greening homes

November 30, 2015
Green Materials, Indoor Health

Building beautiful projects that are healthy for their occupants is one of our top priorities at Greening Homes. It’s our fourth core pillar: Ensuring Healthy Indoor Air Quality. We accomplish this by setting up dust separations, protecting sensitive materials and HVAC systems from contamination during construction, running HEPA air scrubbers, and using low-emitting and non-emitting products […]

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