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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Choosing Warmboard for this reno’s radiant floors By: greening homes

November 27, 2015
Green Materials, Project Update, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories

At our full-house renovation in Leslieville, the owners have decided to install a radiant heating system featuring radiant floors in the basement, first floor and second floor washroom with Stelrad radiators in the remaining rooms. We carefully reviewed three radiant floor options for the first floor, which included the staple-up method, lightweight over pour, and […]

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Saving material, energy and money – Greening Homes’ core pillars in action By: greening homes

November 26, 2015
Project Update, Resource Efficiency, Site Stories, Waste Diversion

At Greening Homes, we operate under 5 ‘pillars’ of sustainability. We are always looking for ways to implement sustainable practices on our jobs, even when this requires a little extra work and dedication. At our on-going full-house renovation in Leslieville, we had the opportunity to implement two of our pillars: 1) Responsible Waste Management and […]

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Join our growing company! Lead Carpenter needed By: greening homes

October 23, 2015
Announcements

Greening Homes is expanding its team! We are looking for a Lead Carpenter who want to join a young, growing, and multi-award winning renovations company. Lead Carpenter – Residential Renovation We’re looking for a Lead Carpenter to help us build amazing green projects for our Toronto clients. We need candidates to have the skill and experience […]

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Insulated Rammed Earth – Beautiful, Natural, and Functional, by Steven Gray By: greening homes

October 9, 2015
Community, Green Materials, Indoor Health, Passive House, Resource Efficiency

Architect Terrell Wong, owner of Stone’s Throw Design, and builder Sylvia Cook, owner of Aerecura Rammed Earth, presented their amazing work with insulated rammed earth buildings at the North American Passive House Conference in Chicago. Too often high-performance means high-tech, with many Passive House walls incorporating space-age products and complex detailing. This look at the history, […]

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Would you like to contribute to research in Green Homes? By: greening homes

October 9, 2015
Announcements, Community, Green Materials, Resource Efficiency

Do you own a home? Are you planning, currently engaged in, or have ever undertaken a home renovation with green and sustainable features? Do you have an hour to spare? My name is Mahtab and I am a graduate student at the University of Toronto. I am researching effective strategies to get homeowners engaged in […]

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Introducing the PHIUS+ 2015 Rating System, by Steven Gray By: greening homes

October 5, 2015
Community, Passive House, Resource Efficiency

I had the good fortune of attending an all-day pre-conference workshop on WUFI Passive; for which I am grateful to Greening Homes for its dedication and commitment to the ideals of Passive House (and my own continuing professional development)! The Passive House standard originated in Germany and has been enthusiastically adopted by high-performance builders and […]

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Flood proofing your home By: greening homes

October 5, 2015
Community, Water Protection

Over the past few years, more and more new homeowners of century-old homes have been calling us about flood proofing their wet basements. They’ve either been impacted by Toronto’s recent extreme weather events or they want to avoid future problems. They’re wise to take action now. According to a study commissioned by the City of […]

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